Warm Ocean Currents Bring Massive Sea Slug Population / up to date

January 31, 2015 7:31 PM

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Tide pools along the coast of central and northern California are filling up with inch-long, pink Hopkins' rose nudibranch, a sea slug whose vivid coloring gives it a kind of punk rock appeal.

Colder currents likely are limiting the southern sea slug's range because their prey lives along the Pacific Coast up to British Columbia, believe a team of researchers from UC Santa Cruz's Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Barbara's Marine Science Institute, the California Academy of Sciences ...

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