The Mangrove Snail is found along Australia's northern coast. It can be found throughout the year, often clinging to rocks at low tide, although it is more prolific in mangrove areas, where it attaches itself to the prop-roots of mangrove trees above the waterline. It always stays just above the water line due to the fact that it “can’t swim” according to Aboriginal people. As a result, as the tide recedes, the snail travels down the mangrove roots, and as the tide comes back in, it climbs back up the mangrove root. It has a snail-like . . .