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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

3 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

3 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

6 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

9 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

Newly-Discovered Sea Slug Named After Game of Thrones Character

Earlier this year, we learned that the name “Arya” was the fastest-rising name for female babies in 2012, and now characters from the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin — and its HBO adaptation —...

New Sea Slug Named After GoT's Daenerys Targaryen

9 months agoOdd : Geekologie

A new species of sea slug was discovered of the coast of Brazil by Federal University of Ceará Tropical Marine master's student Felipe de Vasconcelos Silva and named Tritonia khaleesi in honor of Game of Throne khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen's braided hair. Show More Summary

Sea Slugs Have Strange Sex

10 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Siphopteron sea slugs are hermaphroditic, but this is not all that's unusual about their sex lives. When they mate, one of the pair just straight-up stabs the other one in the forehead with a tiny, spiky thing. It's a very direct approach! No muss, no fuss, just hormones straight into... More »

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