September 24, 2002
I am doing a project and i really need to know the life cycle of the sea slug and some info. about the sea slugs that live in the Cheasapeake Bay! Can you help?
AngelFairie289@worldnet.att.netJessica, 2002 (Sep 24) What is the life cycle of the sea slug?. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/8010
There are thousands of different species of sea slugs and they all have their own different life cycles. Have a look at an earlier answer I gave to this question.
Concerning what you are likely to find in Chesapeake Bay. I'm afraid I have no personal experience of that coastline and there is little published information. There is one published paper (Marcus, 1972) I know about which reports 17 species from the bay, but there must surely be many more. If you can get a look at Sherman Bleakney's book on Canada and the Gulf of Maine, that should give you some information. There are also quite a few messages on the Forum from Massachusetts and New York so if you use the SEARCH button on the Forum and search for either of those 2 places you will get lists of messages of animals you would probably find in Chesapeake Bay.
• Marcus, Ev. (1972) Notes on some opisthobranch gastropods from the Bay. Chesapeake Science, 13(4): 300-317.