Check out the newly discovered snails

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Ten new species of snails in the genus Plectostoma have been discovered in the limestone hills of Southeast Asia. Limestone hills are not common in this region, so the individual snail species are often isolated to just one hill. Therefore mining has threatened their existence and several species are already extinct or endangered.

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By ◀From▶ Cameron… (not verified) on 04 Apr 2014 #permalink

They are beautiful. If they were not discovered by now they would be extinct. Mining does affect the ecosystem of many species of animals. It affects their habitant and environment of many living organisms without even regenerating the land after mining has occured. Its a privilege to have such discoveries in our era. Are they any different from the normal nails we know?

By u14114624 Maphumulo (not verified) on 03 May 2014 #permalink