The animal isnt actually a tiny ocean-dwelling rabbit. The creature eliciting awwws around the world is a type of sea slug called Jorunna parva. Theyre arranged around little knobs that are sometimes black, giving the sea bunny its speckled appearance.
Can sea bunnies be pets?
Unfortunately at the moment it is not possible to keep sea bunnies as pets but if it was they would be top of the list for the Boat International office. If you prefer your cute sea creatures to not be slugs then dont miss our video of a seal playing footsies with kayakers.
How long do sea bunnies live?
The average lifespan of a sea bunny slug is only between a couple months and a year. Because of their short lifespan and typically isolated lifestyle, mating is not guaranteed and must be taken advantage of when the opportunity arises.
Are sea bunnies Fluffy?
Its round, and fluffy and has wiggly little ears! Sort of. These little sea creatures, affectionately dubbed “sea bunnies” have recently become social media celebrities. Theyre actually sea slugs, and belong to the wild group of mollusks called nudibranchs.
What is a sea rabbit?
Jorunna parva, commonly known as the sea bunny, is a species of dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusc in the family Discodorididae. The species was first described by Kikutaro Baba. Its black-and-white rhinophores somewhat resemble a rabbits ears. Its external gills are located near its rear.
Can you touch a sea bunny?
parva doesnt have to worry much about predators during its brief life because theyre very, very toxic, the sea slug expert says. Admire and coo over the fuzzy little creature now known as the sea bunny. Just resist the urge to touch those rabbit ears.
Are sea bunnies safe to touch?
Like all the sea slugs in the group containing J. parva, called the dorid nudibranchs, the sea bunny steals its toxic defenses from its food. Just resist the urge to touch those rabbit ears.