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A Purple-Blooded Snail So Hardcore Biologists Named It After Punk Rockers (Video)

A Purple-Blooded Snail So Hardcore Biologists Named It After Punk Rockers (Video)

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Dec. 23 2014 9:00 AM

The Only Snail That Matters

Alviniconcha strummeri lives in environments so extreme, researchers named it after a certain punk rocker.   

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Alviniconcha strummeri, a deep-sea snail that lives in an extreme environment regardless of what its parents think, reminded the authors of a new study of ’70s punk rockers.