Written by: Lisa Stelzner
Primary Source: Daily Dose of Science Blog
On the Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean, the Aldabra Banded Snail, which was thought to be extinct for the past seven years, was found by researchers. The terrestrial snails are quite pretty, with a spiral shell and pink and purple stripes. Scientists don’t know how they originally got to these isolated islands. The snail was thought to be the first species in the world that went extinct from climate change (due to declining rainfall on the islands). Seven of them were found on a recent expedition.
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