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Help a Snail Find True Love!

November 2, 2016

You can help a special snail find a mate—while also helping scientists unravel a mystery. Subscribe! ‖ Twitter! ‖ Tumblr! ↓Want more info?↓ Press Release from the University of Nottingham: Info on distribution of Cornu aspersum: -- Host, Writer, Editor, Animator Anna Rothschild Production Help Jeffrey Wood Editorial and Moral Support Joe Hanson Many thanks to Dr. Angus Davison. Catch Me If You Can Music Provided by APM Original Footage ©WGBH Educational Foundation FOOTAGE AND IMAGES Images of Jeremy University of Nottingham Snail couple. Snail lovers. Snail couple make love. Pond5/Jio Helix aspersa Sinistra MHNT.CON.2002.767.768.jpg Wikimedia Commons/Didier Descouens Sobo 1906 323 Wikimedia Commons/Dr. Johannes Sobotta Land Gastropod leaving mucus-conserving trail IMG 1674 Wikimedia Commons/JonRichfield DNA replication split Wikimedia Commons/Madprime Snail eggs Wikimedia Commons/חי Land Gastropod leaving mucus-conserving trail IMG 1670s Wikimedia Commons/JonRichfield SFX Cockroaches Freesound/StateAardvark­ (used with permission from author) Squeak Pack/squeak_10 Freesound/Corsica_S Wink Freesound/Bennychico11 Produced by WGBH for PBS Digital Studios