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New Drugs To Come From Cone Snail Venom? University of York Study


12/27/2013 6:12:07 AM

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A new global assessment of all 632 species of cone snails for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List by researchers from the Environment Department at the University of York—the first for any group of marine snails—finds that some species are at imminent risk of extinction. Research, published this week in PLOS ONE, disproves the notion that the vastness of the oceans assures the survival of marine species. It reveals clusters of species occupying small areas that could quickly disappear as threats escalate.

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