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California’s Favorite Sea Slug Makes A Comeback
2013-03-18 16:21:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of California marine biologists is seeing encouraging signs for the recovery of the nudibranch Felimare californiensis, a colorful and popular sea slug that once thrived in the Pacific waters off the coast of the Golden State. Discovered in 1901, the blue and gold-flecked nudibranch, also referred to as the California chromodorid, has been a favorite sea slug of California marine biologists and students for decades. Despite its...

2012-02-24 08:00:00

The Zoology Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com publishes insights into specific subjects of all areas of natural science. The latest review covers Blue Glaucus which is a marine small-sized blue gastropod mollusk species, Limbic System which are brain structures supporting functions including emotion, behavior, long term memory, and olfaction, and Metamorphorsis which is a biological process by which an animal physically develops after birth or hatching. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) February 24,...

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2010-09-23 08:20:00

Sometimes, treasures can be found in your own backyard "“"“ especially if you know what to look for. This is what happened to Jeff Goddard, project scientist with the Marine Science Institute at UC Santa Barbara. Goddard was working in the tide pools at Carpinteria Reef, in Carpinteria State Park, Calif., when he found a new species of nudibranch "“"“ a group of sea slugs noted for their bright colors and delicate forms. Recognizing it as new, Goddard carefully...

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2008-08-09 12:20:00

As the Arctic Ocean warms this century, shellfish, snails and other animals from the Pacific Ocean will resume an invasion of the northern Atlantic that was interrupted by cooling conditions three million years ago, predict Geerat Vermeij, professor of geology at the University of California, Davis, and Peter Roopnarine at the California Academy of Sciences. Climate models predict a nearly ice-free Arctic Ocean by 2050. That will restore conditions that last existed during the mid-Pliocene...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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