The Kerry spotted slug (Geomalacus maculosus), an EU protected species only found in parts of Ireland and Iberia, has the unusual trait of having two distinct color morphs that occur in different habitats. New research from the National University of Ireland, Galway and published in Frontiers in Zoology explores the cause of these color morphs and what they mean for the conservation of the species.
Monthly Archives: August 2017
Conducting research on Earth is challenging enough for most of us, but what if your research specialty is studying organisms in space? Kasthuri Venkateswaran from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech takes us behind the scenes of his article on the microbial profile of the ISS.