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Ice Plants in Africa

This week’s species extraordinaire is the ice plant, Mesembryanthemum crystallinum, a member of the fig-marigold family (Aizoaceae). The plant’s common name ‘ice plant’ is in reference to the plants leaves, which look like they are covered in glistening, pebbly ice. … Continue reading

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Organ(elle) Snatching Slugs

A host of spineless thieves reside off the east coast of North America. In the shallow waters of salt marshes and tidal pools lurk small, brilliant green marine slugs that are the organ snatchers of the natural world. Like many … Continue reading

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