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The Snails, Slugs and Squids box explores the amazing world of Molluscs. Molluscs are soft-bodied animals without backbones.


Blue Sea Slug
Blue Sea Slug (Glaucus atlanticus) sliding in to attack the Blue Sea Star (Porpita porpita). Image: Peter Parks/imagequest3d.com, Peter Parks
© Image Quest 3-D

The empty shells we find on the beach are the remains of dead molluscs. Most molluscs live in or near salt or brackish water. A few kinds live in fresh water and others live on land. This box discusses the way different molluscs develop and what they look like.

Box Contents:

  • Specimens
  • Squids
  • Cuttlefish
  • Octopus
  • Sea snails
  • Garden snails
  • Slugs
  • Moving Mollusc Game
  • Books
  • Factsheets

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