Results of the El Niño ‪#‎SnailBlitz‬ are in

We received 1225 observations of 49 species of land snails and slugs from over 200 citizen scientists.

The winners are:

Grand Prize: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2605863
Jose Caballero’s observation with three gastropods in one photo! Disc snail (Discus rotundatus), Arion slug (Arion hortensis), and a TINY LA-native, the vertigo snail (Vertigo sp.) taking a ride on the slug’s back.

Best Slug Photo: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2911669
Emily Han’s photo of a juvenile milky slug, (Deroceras reticulatum).

Best Snail Photo: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2903411
Jay L. Keller’s photo of a garden snail (Cornu aspersum) mob. They’re eating a eating a dead snail.

Rarest Observation: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2700739
Annette Mercer’s photo of the rare and globally imperiled slug, Hesperarion hemphilli. So rare it doesn’t even have a common name!

Honorable Mentions
Our top contributors to this project were:
Cedric Lee @cedric_lee: 159 observations
Michelle Bjornlie @flopsybunny: 74 observations
BJ Stacey @finatic: 43 observations
Ron Shilton @rshilton: 39 observations

"We’re making new and interesting discoveries from your observations. Please keep them coming!"

  • Dr. Jann Vendetti, NHM Curator of Malacology

Posted by natureinla natureinla, April 25, 2016 21:37

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Congratulations everyone!!!

Posted by susanhewitt about 5 years ago (Flag)
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Yes, congratulations to our winners! Also thank you @invertzoo for helping with the IDs for over 700 of the observations submitted. Your expertise is greatly appreciated. (:

Posted by cedric_lee about 5 years ago (Flag)
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@cedric_lee, you will soon outstrip me in expertise. You have a great eye and a great brain to go with it!

Posted by susanhewitt about 5 years ago (Flag)
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Thanks Susan. Maybe in a million years!

Posted by cedric_lee about 5 years ago (Flag)
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I reckon 20 or 30 years would do it!

Posted by susanhewitt about 5 years ago (Flag)

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