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September 15, 2009 (Vol. 29, No. 16)

The Living World of Molluscs

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Holy malacological mayhem, Batman!  We’ve got a lot of molluscs on our hands with this website. The site’s author, Robert Nordsieck, has a passion for snails—and it shows! Inspired by his early snail interest (and by the fact that many of his beloved childhood snail books are no longer in print), he created The Living World of Molluscs. Not only does the site provide an introduction to molluscs in general, it also offers information about the various mollusc classes (snails and slugs versus squids, for example). A nice collection of links complements the material on the site, and some print resources are also suggested. (Yes, actual books!) Navigation on the site is a bit difficult, as the main sidebar disappears once you click on a specific mollusc class. The information itself is nicely organized, however, and it appears that the author is continually searching to add to the page.

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