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A few years ago, a group from Eastern Institute of Technology doing some fieldwork close by to the Tutaekuri River unexpectedly stumbled across some tiny prehistoric-looking critters in a wetland.

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Freshwater snails are little-known and rather mysterious creatures, but there are 69 native species in New Zealand and they play an important ecological role.

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Close to 40 year 10 students collaborated with two Rangers from DOC, Taranaki Regional Council, Otaraua Hapu and Waitara Alive, to explore the Mangahinau Stream.

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