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Deep in the Indian Ocean, scientists have discovered a snail whose feet are covered in iron scales, but how it builds these scales is a bit of a mystery.

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Sources:
https://academic.oup.com/mollus/article/81/3/322/1087877
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/8576239_Novel_Forms_of_Structural_Integration_between_Microbes_and_a_Hydrothermal_Vent_Gastropod_from_the_Indian_Ocean
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/302/5647/1007
https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/103636217/103636261
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012821X05008058
https://www.pnas.org/content/107/3/987
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Images:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chrysomallon_squamiferum_2.png
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chrysomallon_squamiferum_map_2.png
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Three_populations_of_Chrysomallon_squamiferum.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3ADiscovery-of-New-Hydrothermal-Activity-and-Chemosynthetic-Fauna-on-the-Central-Indian-Ridge-at-pone.0032965.s001.ogv
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chrysomallon_squamiferum_9.png

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