Pink sea slugs stick to Northern California

February 2, 2015 8:58 PM

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Pink sea slugs stick to Northern California

The Hopkins' rose nudibranch sea slug has appeared in Santa Cruz, San Francisco, and Bodega Bay over the past couple of weeks. This is strange, according to local scientists, as these tiny slugs don't generally appear anywhere north of San Luis Obispo. It's been suggested that these pink creatures have found themselves in strange places due to changes in ocean temperature over the past year. These slugs are amongst several abnormal creatures to appear in the area here in early 2015.

Other animals found in the area - that normally wouldn't be any where nearby - include turtles and whales, as well. One San Francisco fisherman caught a sea turtle this past September that'd normally only otherwise be found in the Galapagos Islands or off the coast of Mexico.

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