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Shrinking Conch

Caption: Prehistoric fighting conch Strombus puglis (L) and modern shells of the same species (R) show how the shellfish has decreased in size over time.

Credit: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute/Courtesy of Aaron O'Dea

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