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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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Science Advisor Kath Walker has been studying Powelliphanta snails for nearly four decades and has recently submitted her PhD on this ancient lineage of snail –¬†an awesome achievement to someone so dedicated to these quirky creatures, which are special to some of our most rugged and wild landscapes.

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Anthony Behrens shares his experience hunting down and photographing Powelliphanta marchanti snails in the Northern Ruahines.

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