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New nudibranchs at the Seattle Aquarium

Nudibranchs, members of the sea slug family, come in an amazing variety of shapes and colors. Several outstanding specimens were recently placed on exhibit at the Aquarium’s Closer Look table: the opalescent nudibranch, Hermissenda crassicornis; the alabaster or white-lined nudibranch, more »

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Critter News: Scary and Slimy Sea Stars

A Very Scary Sea Star The morning sun star (Solaster dawsoni) eats its own kind. It can swallow small prey whole, but will evert its large stomach to feed on larger sea stars. So, how does it capture and hold more »

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