Black Sea Hare from Florida

March 9, 2004
From: Gene Browning

We have sighted 2 black sea hares in 2 days (or the same one twice). We pulled it from the water by the Fisher Island slip (south side of Fisher Island, Biscayne Bay. Florida [USA]) at lunchtime today. It spewed an inky substance at us when it came up in the net and again upon release.

This hare had large wings (about 14" across) and no markings. First one any of us had seen with 70 years at sea between the 3 of us.

Gene Browning

genebrowning@cfl.rr.com

Browning, G., 2004 (Mar 9) Black Sea Hare from Florida. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/12399

Dear Gene,
This is probably the Sea Hare Aplysia morio. See my comments on Nick Boyd's photo and recent message [#12308].
Best wishes
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2004 (Mar 9). Comment on Black Sea Hare from Florida by Gene Browning. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/12399

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