Are you into sea slugs, nudibranchs and marine gastropods? Post your pictures now because “sea bunnies” are the latest craze in Japan, per the Telegraph:
A genus of sea slugs, nudibranchs and shell-less marine gastropods that resembles fluffy rabbits have become an internet sensation in Japan.
Native to the Pacific Ocean and found as far north as the cooler waters off Japan, the Jorunna genus of sea creatures have become a hit here since being dubbed “sea bunnies”.
Some of the sub-species can grow to 8 inches in length, but it is the tiny creatures what appear to have fluffy “coats” and delicate ears that have really triggered the fascination in Japan – a nation notorious for its love of “kawaii”, or “cute”.
Twitter user Iwabuchi expressed the feelings of many Japanese by posting photos of two sea bunnies and the message “Waaaa – velvet sea slug! Cute! I’ve fallen in love!”…
[continues at the Telegraph]