Highlights from the Shape of Life book - Molluscs

up close photo of an ocotpusOur particularly intimate relationship with molluscs is due largely to their tasty, fleshy bodies, which have been an easy meal for millions of other animals in the food web since they first emerged during the Cambrian explosion. With that kind of vulnerability, and because they couldn’t outrun predators, early molluscs came up with armor to survive. It's a fascinating story.

Read the latest chapter, Armor and Speed, the Survival Game, adapted from the Shape of Life book.