Sea Snail’s Weird Hunting Method Sheds New Light on Insulin

January 21, 2015 4:02 AM

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Sea Snail’s Weird Hunting Method Sheds New Light on Insulin

(NEW YORK) — The questionably cute but slimy sea snail has a secret weapon for capturing its prey, scientists have discovered.

The cone snails have a high level of insulin in their venom that allow them to render small schools of fish sluggish by either shooting the potent venom into the water or via a harpoon-like sting.

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