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Sea hares thwart spiny lobster attack with goo

sea hare ink secretion

The gooey ink secretions of sea hares do more than just repel or distract their predators; scientists have discovered that this sticky substance can also mask their senses of smell and taste. Sea hares (genus Aplysia) are large, herbivorous mollusks that are closely related to sea slugs and nudibranchs. The largest sea hare, Aplysia vaccaria, [...]

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