Saturday 28 August 2010

Sea Hare (Aplysia punctata)

Another great find from Becky! This Sea Hare was found near Port Mor yesterday at the Rock Pooling session. Sea Hares are a type of large, herbivorous sea slug. It's a strange looking creature, for sure. There are two tentacles at the end of the head and a pair of shorter rhinophores just behind them. They live amongst and feed on a variety of seaweeds, adapting their body colour to match their diet and as such are very difficult to spot. This is a still from a video Becky took, we'll upload the video as soon as the "technical problems" I'm having are resolved!

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