sea slug


Definition of sea slug

2 : a naked marine gastropod specifically : nudibranch

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Thanks to the pioneering work of Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel, these sea slugs have been used extensively to study memory. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Researchers claim to have transferred a memory between two sea slugs," 16 May 2018 Such transfer has currently been documented between critters as different as fungi and insects, algae and sea slugs and, notoriously, between viruses and humans, often to our disadvantage. David P. Barash, WSJ, "‘The Tangled Tree’ Review: From Tiny Seeds," 9 Aug. 2018 The persistence of sea slugs To begin with, much of the coverage has claimed that memories were transferred between two snails. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Researchers claim to have transferred a memory between two sea slugs," 16 May 2018 This is wrong; Aplysia is a sea hare, a group within the sea slugs. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Researchers claim to have transferred a memory between two sea slugs," 16 May 2018 Sea otters returning to seagrass beds in estuaries feed on crabs that in turn eat sea slugs that eat algae. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "Alligators, sharks, coyotes reclaiming their old haunts. Get used to it, study says. | Charlotte Observer," 8 May 2018 The otters eat the crabs that feed on the sea slugs that consume the algae that kill the eelgrass. Peter Fimrite, San Francisco Chronicle, "Monterey Bay Aquarium’s program to save sea otters revives their habitat," 21 Apr. 2018 And Angela is still a beast, moving on to the final round, after trying to swallow the sea slugs whole. Rasputin Todd,, "Who was voted off 'Survivor' this week? (April 18) Did Mason's Angela Perkins advance?," 18 Apr. 2018 In another Craghead drawing, the president appears as a wrinkled sea slug with tits, a few hairs coming off the top of his head, and two stubby arms ending in tiny hands. Sarah Boxer, The Atlantic, "Why Is Donald Trump So Hard to Caricature?," 10 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of sea slug

1779, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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