Video Pick: The Unlikely Tale of a Tenacious Snail
For over 70 years, no one had seen the oblong rocksnail. Declared extinct in 2000, the species was considered to be another native Alabaman mollusk gone and forgotten. But one day in the spring of 2011, biology grad student Nathan Whelan picked up a tiny rock—and got a big surprise. Video Producer Luke Groskin joins Ira to share the story of this Lazarus species’ unlikely resurrection.
Luke Groskin is Science Friday’s video producer. He’s on a mission to make you love spiders and other odd creatures.