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A tale of two snails


On the Melville's deck. Image courtesy of L. Podowski Multicolor shells, many textures. Image courtesy of L. Podowski Mottled white and brown patches on the seafloor are snail clusters. Image courtesy of C. Fisher. A pink shrimp picks its way through a mass of snails. Image courtesy of C. Fisher. The high-tech lab on the Melville. Image courtesy of J. Childress. A silver-colored musselpot ready to be pushed into a snail bed. Image courtesy of C. Fisher