This is how it began...An extraordinary sequence of events helped conservationists find what could be the last colony of Bermudas endemic land snail, Poecilozonites bermudensis. Mr Lines is one of just a handful of residents who knows what this species of snail looks like because he has been involved in conservation studies in the past looking for the snail.
Mr Lines told The Royal Gazette: I was in the alleyway poking around and moving some flower pots when I noticed these snail shells.Mr Lines, who previously studied Biology at University and worked as a biology teacher, then returned to the alleyway he had found the shells and discovered a healthy colony of live snails as well.
For decades conservationists believed Bermudas endemic land snail, Poecilozonites bermudensis, was extinct. This is a unique genus of snail, found nowhere else in the world, and for years we have thought it has been extinct. Dr Gould put it down to the introduction of predatorial snails that were deliberately brought to Bermuda to control the edible garden snail another introduction that was proving a pest. Dr Outerbridge said: We have a Canadian snail expert who is coming to Bermuda in the new year to help us look at the potential sites where the Poecilozonites bermudensis could be translocated.
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