171: Heavy Metal Snails

171: Heavy Metal Snails

Brain Junk
171: Heavy Metal Snails

Talk about teamwork! Bacteria and a tiny snail work together to make an iron sulfide infused shell and scaly foot. These intrepid snails live super deep in the ocean the volcanic vents. Nature is so weird and excellent!

Scaly Foot Snail image by Julia Sigwart from The Conversation
(also the Smithsonian)

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