David Bowie may just met his flamboyant match in an unexpected family of critters. The iconic pop star has lived his life to the fullest as one of the most prolific, moving, and influential artists in our century. He created memorable characters such as Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, and The Thin White Duke, and has composed song that […]
A lesson in basic slugonomics The San Francisco Bay is being invaded by translucent, multi-colored East Asian sea slugs that have already been spotted creeping along docks on the peninsula. There’s no reason to panic, although we’llShow More Summary
The California Senate passed some "sweeping" gun control legislation today, Steph Curry will be playing in Game 3 against the Thunder, and suddenly we have sea slugs in SF. [ more › ]
David Bowie, whose death in January saddened legions of fans around the world, was more than just a musical innovator. He was also a fashion innovator, frequently overhauling his image and taking on a number of memorable personas, including Ziggy Stardust and The Thin White Duke. Show More Summary
The birds and the bees, sea-slug style.
A mass northern migration of colourful nudibranchs could signal the start of a decade-long climate shift across North America
Or maybe they are! Learn more about these super sea slugs and other neat nudibranchs.
Out there in the open ocean is a nudibranch sea slug that looks like a fish, and for the last five months I’ve been obsessed with it. I wrote an article about this fishy slug, called Phylliroe, back in November (link to original article here, which is also posted below). But despite all my best efforts […]
The animal kingdom is full of creatures as beautiful as us humans: First there was the Lisa Frank pink dolphin. Then there was the gorgeous blue dragon sea slug. And of course, how could we forget the multicolored painted bunting, a bird so pretty that Brooklynites were leaving brunch early... More »
Reader photo of the day, starring psychedelic sea slugs!
From surreal sea slugs to rainbow birds, these candy-colored critters show off Mother Nature's wild side.
Welcome to the wonderfully wacky world of nudibranch sea slugs.
The “butterflies of the ocean” are beautiful, deadly, and strange.
They can survive eating the toxic Latrunculin A, but their predators may not.
Brightly coloured sea slugs are slurping deadly chemicals and stockpiling the most toxic compounds for use on their enemies. While the phenomenon sounds like the stuff of horror films, it is common practice for these "butterflies ofShow More Summary
The famed explorer’s grandson introduces some of the ocean’s most flamboyant creatures.
New research zeroes in on how the hooded sea slug safely loses limbs. Melibe leonina is a species of nudibranch, a marine snail that has no shell; it was the focus of this recent research.
If you told me that I had the personality of a sea slug, would I fire you for insulting me, or would I promote you to head of marketing because you demonstrated that you really know how humans think and behave? Single celled organisms like protozoa have simple, binary mechanisms for survival: they move toward nutrient and away from toxin. Show More Summary
2015 is turning into the year of the ref. Officials struck again on Monday night, leaving their mark all over the Patriots' 20-13 win. MONDAY NIGHT REFEREES: The Patriots survived a slug fest with the Bill to move to 10-0 on the season, but the real story was the terrible officiating. Show More Summary
This is the sea slug Glaucus atlanticus, called the Blue Dragon. Isn’t it lovely? It gnaws on Portuguese Man O’ Wars (men o’ wars?), eating the nematocysts and concentrating the toxins in those many pointy dark blue frills. Look at them and admire their beauty, but do not touch.