Sea Slugs in Maine, USA

June 4, 2001
From: Richard Hawkes

I am a third grader and am trying to find out if there are any sea slugs of the coast of Maine in the USA. I need to do a book report and a 3-dimensional replica of one. Can anyone help me to find one?


Hawkes, R., 2001 (Jun 4) Sea Slugs in Maine, USA. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Richard,
There are definitely sea slugs on the coast of Maine and there is a good little book called Sea Slugs of Atlantic Canada and the Gulf of Maine by J.S. Bleakney, which lists them all and describes their natural history. If you click on the name of the book you will find a page with more information on the book.

There are photos of many of the species mentioned in Bleakney's book on the Forum. There are quite a few photos n the Forum of species that have been found in New York, all of which are also found in Maine. Go to SEARCH page and type in new york and you will get a list of names and messages which are worth having a look at. Just click on any underlined word and you will go to that page.

Hope this will help,
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2001 (Jun 4). Comment on Sea Slugs in Maine, USA by Richard Hawkes. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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