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Canada: Climate change blamed as endangered snails at hot spring die

Montreal Gazette: A month ago, more than 500 endangered Banff springs snails flourished in the Kidney hot spring on the side of Sulphur Mountain. But this week the spring dried up and hundreds of tiny snails --_each the size of a grain of barley --_sit motionless. Biologist Dwayne Lepitzki scans the remaining muddy patches any survivors. “It looks like they just hunkered down and the water level slowly sank,” Lepitzki says. “They may have congregated in the areas which still had a little bit of water.” The...