On this St. Patrick’s Day are you wearing green? This Taylor’s #sea hare (Phylla…

On this St. Patrick’s Day are you wearing green? This Taylor’s #sea hare (Phyllaplysia taylori) does every day — and for good reason. Its distinctive green color and brown-black markings perfectly camouflage it from hungry predators in the eelgrass beds where it lives and grazes on algae.
Also known as the green or eel grass sea hare, it can be found on the western coast of North America, from Nanaimo, British Columbia, to San Diego, California. This photo was taken at the Greater #Farallones National Marine Sanctuary on Feb. 10, 2017 (Photo by Jennifer Stock/NOAA). To learn more about this and other amazing creatures found in #NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries, visit at http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/. #science #nature #seahare #mollusk #ocean #earthisblue @noaasanctuaries

2017-03-17 21:05:12

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