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Desc:It makes harpoon teeth.
Category:Educational, Pets & Animals
Tags:ocean, venom, snail, cone snail
Submitted:Xiphias
Date:09/05/07
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Comment count is 8
anvill
I was hoping this would have more to say about the vacuum mechanism.
Caminante Nocturno
This video is nowhere near as creepy as the related "This is how a cone snail plays."
Albuquerque Halsey
It's biological gun that shoots teeth.
Bebido
Now snails are my number 1 fear of the ocean.
Albuquerque Halsey
not for long!
http://www.livescience.com/php/video/player.php?video_id=040907Mor ayEels

Rodents of Unusual Size
Cone snails can kill a man. Fun facts:

"About 30 human deaths have been recorded from cone snail envenomation. One species, the Geography cone, Conus geographus, is also known colloquially as the "cigarette snail," in the belief that the victim will have only enough time to smoke a cigarette before perishing. Especially in the case of these larger species of cone snail, the harpoon can penetrate gloves or even wetsuits.

Symptoms of a cone snail sting include intense pain, swelling, numbness and tingling. Symptoms can start immediately or can be delayed in onset for days. Severe cases involve muscle paralysis, changes in vision and respiratory failure that can lead to death. There is no antivenin, and treatment involves providing life support until the venom is metabolised by the victim."

Also medical research is currently using them for new medicines for post surgery, and they're being looked at for treatment of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and epilepsy. This means you can be a smoker all your life, get dementia and Alzheimer's from it, then get treated with a cigarette snail. The circle of life.


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Camonk
Part 4 in my ongoing series of films, Why I Won't Go in the Ocean.
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