Slug Mini Gallery of Wonder and Horror

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Welcome to our slug gallery of wonder and horror, compiled to accompany our republished Slug Sex episode, as well as our plethora of slime-drenched blog entries. Oh, and this guy here? He's an Opisthobranchia sea slug of some sort. But he's mere window dressing for the slugs to follow.

About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.