Warming Of Oceans Lead To Increase In The Population Of Sea Slugs

February 1, 2015 5:19 AM

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Not everyone is suffering from the increasing ocean temperatures. Some species are benefiting from it. The rising ocean temperatures have triggered a population explosion of a bright pink, inch-long sea slug in tide pools along the central and northern California coast.

The Hopkins’ Rose nudibranch (Okenia rosacea) is common to Southern California but found only sporadically in Central California and rarely north of San Francisco. However, in the past few weeks, researchers from UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, the Bodega Marine Laboratory and the California Academ...

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