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Sea Slug Inks Its Way to Safety

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Science  20 Jan 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5759, pp. 330-331
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5759.330a

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA-- At the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting, held here from 4 to 8 January, a neuroethologist reported that the ink of the slow-moving, shallow-water invertebrates known as sea hares contains a host of protective compounds, some tailored to deter or confuse specific enemies. (Read more.)

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