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Eek! We've been so busy studying the two biggest estuaries in the US, we almost forgot about #EstuariesWeek
As part of the #FoulingProject we are collecting samples from marinas around both #ChesBay and #SFBay scientist sitting on a dock...scientist sitting on a dock...
We then take them back to the labs at @SmithsonianEnv and #SERCWest @EOS_Center and process the panels with a coarse identification of the invertebrates that settle on them and take vouchers and samples for DNA analysis.
#FoulingProject #ChesBay #SFBay scientists in the lab sitti...buckets containing bay wate...scientist at microscope loo...
Depending on location in the bay, the panels can look very different and contain different assemblages of organisms. #InvertebratesRule #FoulingProject #EstuariesWeek #ChesBay fouling panel with barnacle...fouling panel with encrusti...
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It's finally wildcard day for #SlugsVsFish #SlugsVsFishes!

One of the most amazing things about sea slugs is the diversity of morphology! Here's a thread of some the amazing shapes of nudibranchs our scientists have found in the field.

First up check out these colors! 😍 Bright blue nudibranch
This gorgeous green nudibranchs was photographed by Chela Zabin in the Phillipines. #SeaSlugSquad Green nudibranch with orang...
But what if you prefer stripes to one standard color? 🤔 A white and purple striped ...
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After some reorganization we're back to somewhat regular programming! Raise your hand if you're looking for some #DistanceLearning & #SchoolsOutScience about #ocean, #stem, #STEMeducation?

Today we're promoting some cool accounts to watch in prep of a big announcement tomorrow!
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Finally, it's #SeaSlugDay 2019! *rubs hands together*

A #Thread
From the #FoulingProject in Humboldt, CA, an Onchidoris! White, small nudibranch wit...
A beautiful Doto nudibranch taken by the talented @bmtracy Doto nudibranch with patche...
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For today's #FunFactFriday we're featuring an invertebrate that also celebrates #InternationalWomensDay - the slipper limpet!

(they're the gastropods on this gastropod and the gastropod on the gastropod on the gastropod) Three limpets sit atop a sn...
Slipper limpets reproduce by stacking themselves on top of each other like a jenga pile. Interestingly slipper limpets can change sex depending on which level of the pile it lands in. The limpet on the bottom of the stack will change to the female sex. Limpets in a pile.
If you want a chance to find and identify cool species like these (#invertebratesrule), check out #InvaderID on zooniverse here!…
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