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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...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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