If you polled people on marine life they thought was cute, sea slugs would probably rate somewhere near the bottom if they made the list at all. That’s a shame, though, as the amusingly named nudibranch group is full of vivid color, out-there shapes, and even downright adorableness.

 But maybe the sea slug’s image is about to change because the Japanese Net, purveyors of all things cute, have just discovered Jorunna parva, the fluffy little bunnies of the sea.

Check out the cuteness flying about the Japanese Twitterverse today.

This tiny sea slug’s bunny ears are actually rhinophores, or chemosensory scent/taste organs that help them detect chemicals in the water and make their way across the ocean floor. They can be found from the Indian Ocean to the Philippines to Japan, where photos of them have become popular.


Responses to "Sea Bunnies: Japan Is Going Crazy About These Furry Sea Slugs"

  1. Unknown says:

    poor little sea bunnies will end up in a novelty plastic key ring now japan are involved!!!!!

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