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12 of the most interesting snails in the world

By: Bryan Nelson on July 10, 2014, 9:20 a.m.
Purple bubble-raft snail

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Purple bubble-raft snail

Their beautiful violet shells are only part of what make these snails so interesting. Purple bubble-raft snails, or Janthina janthina, collect bubbles by enveloping air in mucus. They then use their bubbly concoctions as rafts for long-distance ocean travel.