Pink Sea Slugs Brimming Northwards Due To Ocean Temperatures Rise

February 2, 2015 4:11 PM

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Central and Northern California are starting to take on a pink hue as Hopkins’ rose sea slugs take over— something that researchers say may be because of global warming.

The worldwide increase in global temperatures has caused a flare-up in the population of the Hopkins’ rose nudibranch beyond Southern California, where it is commonly found. Ordinarily, it is very rare north of San Francisco; however researchers are spotting them in tide pools far north of that, as ...

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