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Over 1,400 Endangered Species Are Threatened By Climate Change, Says New ‘Red List’

Over 1,400 endangered species, from sea otters to wombats to pink slugs, face direct threats from global warming. The post Over 1,400 Endangered Species Are Threatened By Climate Change, Says New ‘Red List’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Absurd Creature of the Week: This Crazy-Looking Sea Slug Has an Ingenious Secret Weapon

All over our world’s oceans, the many astoundingly colored species of nudibranch are eating things like the vicious Portuguese man o' war, incorporating their stingers or toxins into their own skin, and using them to fend off predators. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: This Crazy-Looking Sea Slug Has an Ingenious Secret Weapon appeared first on WIRED.

Extremely Dry Air Invades United States, Comforting Millions

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

This afternoon's satellite imagery shows an incredible slug of dry air moving across the south and east behind a cold front, bringing beautiful weather to millions of people. In fact, the air is so dry at 10,000 feet above sea level that its humidity is near zero percent in some spots. Read more...

The Velutinidae: Sea Not-Quite-Slugs

Velutinid, probably Lamellaria. Copyright Bill Rudman. In previous posts on this site, I have introduced you to some of the incredible animals that shelter under the misleadingly unprepossessing name of 'sea slugs'. However, marine mollusc...Show More Summary

Mortal Online claims 'breakthrough' with improved client performance

If you've been frustrated by bad client performance with Mortal Online, then you'll be glad to hear that developer Star Vault has isolated the problem: It's Gordo the Carniverous Sea Slug (as seen above) who is eating your packets and...Show More Summary

io9 recently assembled a dazzling collection of photos of...

io9 recently assembled a dazzling collection of photos of awesomely strange and beautiful sea slugs. The name sea slug refers to a diverse group of marine creatures, particularly gastropods and sea snails. They’re found throughout the...Show More Summary

Sea Slugs: Don't Hate Them Because They're Beautiful

5 months agoOdd : Neatorama

Image: Klaus Stiefel These brightly colored, beautiful creatures look as if someone carefully designed their markings. There are thousands of sea slug species known in the world, and many likely remain undiscovered. Each sea slug has...Show More Summary

Striking Photographs Of Sea Slugs Expose The Alien World Under the Sea

5 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

While we may call them sea slugs, these diverse and colorful gastropods look like they've come from another planet, a place of brilliant oranges, greens, and blues, where even camouflage is beautiful. Read more...

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This sea slugs is like a cross between a dinosaur, a jellyfish, and a watermelon

As someone who can be a bit awkward a times, I’ve decided the sea slug Melibe will be my new power animal. I’m clumsy, constantly bumping into things, equally bad at all sports, and catch roughly 2% of things that are tossed to me. I don’t exactly always feel like I fit in. I can’t […]

The Glaucus, An Open-Source Quadrupedal Soft Robot With No Hard Mechanical Parts

8 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

The Glaucus is an open-source quadrupedal soft robot from Super-Releaser Robotics that includes no hard mechanical parts with a seamless rubber skin. The soft robot, which is named after the blue sea slug (Glaucus atlanticus), manages to move thanks to the inflation of chambers that bend and deform the silicone when pressurized. Once the molds [...]

The Glaucus

Named for the Blue Sea Slug (Glaucus Atlanticus), Super-Releaser’s unusual soft robot walks not using servos or mechanical joints, but by inflating and deflating its air bladders. It looks like some sort of Pokémon to us.

Open source soft robotic quadruped with many applications

Pt and Limor write, "The Glaucus, named after the Blue Sea Slug (Glaucus Atlanticus), is an open source soft robotic quadruped from Super-Releaser.

Stunning Sea Slugs

Chromodoris willani, photographed by Samantha Craven. The name 'sea slug' does not sound immediately enticing to those not in the know, but in fact they include some of the world's most fabulous animals. The Chromodorididae are a family...Show More Summary

Climate change may slug leaping sea snails

The effects of climate change could hinder sea snails’ extraordinary ability to leap away from predators on one foot, Queensland researchers have found. The study shows conch snails, found in sandy areas off coral reefs, find it difficult to make the quick decision to jump out of reach of prey when exposed to higher levels […]

4 videos of the beautifully strange opalescent nudibranch (aka colorful alien-looking sea slug)

You spoke and we heard you. You wanted videos of this beautifully weird sea slug, so here they are!

Say Hello to The Game of Thrones Slug

11 months agoOdd : Neatorama

Daenerys Targaryen is pretty much my favorite female character from the last decade. She's tough, she's beautiful, she's kind and she's smart. And now, she has a sea slug named after her. The decision was made by Federal University of...Show More Summary

Scientists Geek Out, Name Sea Slug After 'Game of Thrones' Character

Forget the Iron Throne, Danaerys Targaryen, this is what your destiny has been leading you toward. Tritonia khaleesi is a new species of sea slug recently discovered off the coast of northeast Brazil by scientists from the Federal University of Ceará. Show More Summary

'Game of Thrones' Daenerys gets 'Khaleesi' slug named after her

"Game of Thrones" leading lady Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) is no longer just a fictional creation. A newly discovered sea slug was named after the Khaleesi in a recently published paper.

Scientists Have Named A Gross Sea Slug After Not-Gross Daenerys Targaryen

It’s every actor’s dream: to play a character iconic enough that scientists name hideous new creatures after you. Emilia Clarke, you’ve officially made it, now that a bunch of eggheads have discovered the Tritonia khaleesi. As described...Show More Summary

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