Sightings of sea hares on Guernsey

April 10th, 2008

There have been a number of sightings of the sea hare Aplysia depilans on Belle Greve Bay, Guernsey from January-April. Aplysia depilans grows to about 30cm long and is brown to green in colour often with pale spots or speckles. As with all species of sea hare, Aplysia depilans has an internal shell and releases ink when disturbed. It is also a herbivore and feeds on seaweeds.

Photo of Aplysia depilans found here.

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