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    • Aplysia californica
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    • California Seahare
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    • Babosa borracha

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Recent observations

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What

California Seahare Aplysia californica

Observer

captnemo

Date

July 20, 2010

Description

Seen while diving at Anacapa, Channel Islands.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California Seahare Aplysia californica

Observer

kueda

Date

May 18, 2014 07:16 AM PDT

Description

Biggest I've ever seen, at least 30 cm, could probably stretch out further.

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Observer

caius

Date

April 27, 2014

Description

Awesome camouflage! They were everywhere!

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

ottertroph

Date

April 1, 2014 11:53 AM PDT

Description

California sea hare

Photos / Sounds

What

California Seahare Aplysia californica

Observer

nlaroche

Date

March 4, 2014

Description

Hard to ID when not in the water, but I think they are aplysia claifornicus? They were about 2-3 inches long. There were at least 50 on the beach after the storms this weekend.

Photos / Sounds

What

California Seahare Aplysia californica

Observer

gsjoberg

Date

February 1, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California Seahare (Aplysia californica) Aplysia californica

Observer

jhmarcus

Date

January 1, 2014 03:00 PM PST

Description

- sea slug
- very low tide ... exposed tide pools

Photos / Sounds

What

California Seahare Aplysia californica

Observer

edwardrooks

Date

October 2, 2013

Description

The owner of Elkhorn Slough Safaris holds a very large sea hare stranded on a muddy bank of the slough.

Sea hares used in medical research: https://cc1.rsmas.miami.edu/slugs/scientific-importance.html

"The purple ink of one species of sea hare was used by ancient scholars in Jerusalem to write sacred texts-- maybe even the Old Testament!" www.squidoo.com/sea-hare

The purple ink of molluscs has been used to create a clothing dyes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrian_purple

Photos / Sounds

What

California Seahare Aplysia californica

Observer

nuhttalee

Date

May 30, 2013

Photos / Sounds

Observer

stephy_01

Date

the past

Place

Cabrillo Beach (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

squashblossom

Date

May 30, 2013 09:26 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

California Seahare (Aplysia californica) Aplysia californica

Observer

binder-kiwi

Date

May 30, 2013
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Description from Wikipedia

The California sea hare also known as the California sea slug, scientific name Aplysia californica, is a species of sea slug, specifically a sea hare, a marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusk in the sea hare family, Aplysiidae.

No range data available.