The 2006 Census of Marine Life Revealed 500 New Marine Species.


Photo: Russ Hopcroft, University of Alaska Fairbanks

The 2006 Census of Marine Life found 500 new species, including this one above called Cavolinia uncinata or the wing-footed snail:

Cavolinia uncinata is a pelagic "wing-footed" snail, with a shell up to 1 cm long. They feed by secreting large feeding nets or bubbles to which food sticks. They then suck in the net.

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