Episode 32 – Geography Cone Snail: A Diabetical Evil

Imagine you’re enjoying a happy little snorkel off the coast of Australia. You’re obviously keeping an eye out for jellies and sharks, but—wait, what’s that? You see the beautifully intricate patterns of a snail shell on the ocean floor. You pick it up, but if it’s a cone snail, you’re in for a surprise. Considered one of the most venomous animals in the world, the geography cone snail won’t think twice about injecting you full of enough painkillers to end your snorkeling trip. But this snail also has another trick up its shell like we all do here in Life, Death, and Taxonomy.
Art by xnamaru
Music: Red Wine by Dano’s Island Sounds

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