Sea Slugs Found Where They Shouldn't Be: Does This Mean Warming Ocean Waters?

February 1, 2015 6:07 PM

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Warm ocean temperatures have allowed a non-native bright pink sea slug to arrive in tide pools of central and northern California.

The Hopkins' rose nudibranch (Okenia rosacea), is common in Southern California but is rarely seen in the state's northern regions, the University of California-Santa Cruz reported. Recently, densities of up to dozens per square meter in tide pools from San Luis Obispo to Humboldt Counties have been...

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