“Compared to most other animals in the kingdom, snails receive scant love. Humans tend to frown on slitherers, and snails not only slither, they leave trails of mucus in their wake. Sometimes they nibble on prize-winning plants. But high up in the mist-shrouded Hawaiian mountains live tiny endemic snails of a special class. Sporting beautiful shells in every shade of the rainbow, these wee creatures are worthy of our attention.”

Our malacology researcher (Dr. Norine Yeung) and research affiliate (Dr. Kenneth Hayes) were interviewed by Maui No Ka Oi magazine to talk about their work in conserving Hawaii’s remaining native land snails. To read this article, go to: http://mauimagazine.net/a-snails-pace/2/

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