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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...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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