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University of California - Santa Cruz

Sea Slugs and Idotea

Caption: Both sea slugs and Idotea (the crustacean between the two sea slugs in this photo) feed on algae and increase in numbers when the crab population is controlled by sea otters.

Credit: Photo by Brent Hughes

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