Sea hare grazing studies

March 7, 2001
From: Patricia Carbajal Enzian

I am a Biology professor. I am from Peru and I want to investigate feeding behaviour of Aplysia. My project is to study the grazing intensity of this species and its relation with algal community. I am interested in any information on this topic so I would really appreciate it if you can help me with my study. If I obtain any result we can interchange it. I hope you can bring me your experience and initiate a continuous communication.
Thanks for all.

Patricia Carbajal
Universidad Mayor de San Marcos
Facultad de Biologia
Laboratorio de Ficologia Marina

Carbajal Enzian, P., 2001 (Mar 7) Sea hare grazing studies. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Patricia,
I have prepared a page of Sea Hares - feeding references which should be useful in your research. Have you identifed the species you are studying? If not, if you have any photos someone on the Forum may be able to identify it for you.
Good luck with your research,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2001 (Mar 7). Comment on Sea hare grazing studies by Patricia Carbajal Enzian. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from