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Caption: Cone shell (Conus sp.). Cone shells are predatory marine snails that catch their prey by firing a venomous harpoon at them. The venom paralyses the prey, allowing it to be eaten. They typically hunt worms, molluscs and small fish. The harpoon is a modified tooth. The venom of some cone shells is powerful enough to be dangerous to humans, and several deaths have been recorded from people picking up the shells. Filmed in Brunei.

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Cone shell

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