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Hawaii's Snail Population May Be Heading Towards Extinction

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Hawaii’s land snails have suffered extreme levels of extinction. Global estimates of extinction rates, extrapolated from land snails, indicate that since 1600 or so we have lost 7% of all species – around 130,000 of the nearly 2 million species known. That's according to collaborative research between UH, Bishop Museum, the French National Museum of Natural History in Paris, and a major University in Paris.

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