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Parasite Study Reveals Nocturnal Secrets of Snails

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August 23, 2013
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Research into how snails spread a parasite fatal to dogs has revealed that the gastropods can explore the length of an average British garden in a single night - reaching a top speed of one meter per hour. The revelations came after scientists fitted a sample group of snails with LEDs and filmed them with high-speed cameras.


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Wild Chronicles: Bat Species

Wild Chronicles: Bat Species

National Geographic (Jan. 24, 2012) — They are the only mammal capable of flight, but are rarely seen by humans. Naturally nocturnal, bats live their lives primarily in darkness. Wild Chronicles sheds some light on the wild world of bats.
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Thermal Bats

Thermal Bats

National Geographic (Mar. 18, 2012) — Deep in the rainforests of Central America, two innovative scientists conduct research in the pitch dark with the aid of cameras that can “see” heat. Their infrared thermal imaging cameras capture nocturnal creatures’ natural behaviors without disturbing them, unlocking a rarely seen world.
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'Robo-Frog' the Robotic Romeo Who Gets the Girl

'Robo-Frog' the Robotic Romeo Who Gets the Girl

Reuters (Dec. 6, 2013) — A robotic male frog has helped researchers unveil the mysterious nocturnal mating habits of Panama's tungara frog. 'Robo-frog' was recruited to woo potential mates and shed light on the species' romantic rituals. Jim Drury reports.
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Ms. Salmon

Ms. Salmon

Cinelan (Feb. 1, 2013) — From her London townhouse and with the support of her wealthy doting father, middle-aged pixies Melanie Salmon transforms herself from a mild-mannered environmental philanthropist - promoting the conservation of neighborhood snails to regional reptiles - into an effective international marine activist with her private charity Global Ocean.
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