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Male Snails Babysit for Other Dads

August 28, 2012

image of a snail Pity the male of the marine whelk, Solenosteira macrospira. He does all the work of raising the young, from egg-laying to hatching--even though few of the baby snails are his own. Throw in extensive promiscuity and sibling cannibalism and the species has one of the most extreme life histories in the animal kingdom. Full Story

University of California, Davis

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