Aplysia californica

It’s always fun to poke around the tide pools with Suzanne. We saw several California brown sea hares (Aplysia californica), so-named because their rhinophores look like long ears. Like all sea hares, the California sea hare is hermaphroditic, acting as male and female simultaneously during mating. A. californica is known to form mating chains with up to 20 animals. That would be a sight to see!

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