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National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)

Sex, Death and the Single Snail

Caption: These Physa acuta snails prefer to mate with a partner rather than fertilize themselves. But if a suitor is nowhere to be seen, solitary snails change their dating and mating strategy when danger is near.

Credit: Photo by Josh Auld

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