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Deep-sea snail shell could inspire next-gen armour

AJ Contributor

A deep-sea snail shell’s ability to withstand heavy blows could inspire new generation of body armour.

Crysomallon squamiferum, commonly known as the scaly-foot gastropod, was discovered in 1999 in the Kairei “black smoker” field on the Central Indian Ridge, at a depth of 2420 metres.

Full story: Deep-sea snail shell could inspire next-gen armour – life – 18 January 2010 – New Scientist.