Orange County, California, US
At the beach at Limekiln State Park.
It was slimy and squishy. It not move much while I was observing it nor did it move as I touched it.
**Watch video of this unfortunate creature here:
Amazing to see these guys in Lake Merritt in our home town!
In shallow water, heading deeper.
18" long. Found at the high tide line out of water among the algae. Other observers found 4 additional hares. My first observation of sea hares in this location.
These large animals and their eggs were all over the intertidal at the Great Tidepool.