Essential Rhythm 8/19/21: Sea Slugs of Maine Part 2

Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley

In this episode we discuss the other large group of nudibranchs found in Maine waters, the aeolid nudibranchs. Key features include the respiratory and digestive aspects of their cerata and their use of kleptocnidae as a defense tactic.

About the host:
Sarah O’Malley is an ecologist, naturalist and science communicator passionate about deepening her listeners’ experiences with the natural world. She teaches biology and sustainability at Maine Maritime Academy and is currently collaborating on a guide book to the intertidal zone in the Gulf of Maine.