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Deadly Medicine

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Cone snails are extremely dangerous marine molluscs that pose enormous threats due to the toxic venom they release. These conotoxins are contained in a microscopic harpoon, which is released through the proboscis, a tongue-like structure. After approximately 30 seconds the ejected harpoon is replaced from an internal harpoon sac and a new harpoon is reloaded […]