Adorable 'sea bunnies' become viral sensation in Japan (video)

The fluffy-looking sea slugs have become an instant hit online

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Adorable 'Sea Bunnies' Are A Viral Sensation In Japan
Sea bunnies go viral in Japan
It's strange to think of a sea slug as adorable, but Japan is going crazy over these slugs that share a strong resemblance to fluffy bunny rabbits.

The Jorunna Parva maybe small, at just three-quarters of an inch long, but they've gone big on the internet.

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These bizarre creatures have been dubbed 'sea bunnies' thanks to their pointy black ears and seemingly fluffy tails.

Apparently these 'sea bunnies' also come in different colours including orange with black spots.


According to the Telegraph, the sea slugs are native to the Pacific Ocean and can be see as far north as Japan.

These tiny slugs may appear to have small, pointy ears but actually they are rhinopores that are used by the animals to smell and taste as they move through the water.

And although they look fluffy, it's quite likely that these shell-less molluscs actually have quite a slimy exterior.


With all of this attention, it seems like everyone has forgotten that they're not actually rabbits!

The Jorunna isn't the only adorable sea creature to have captured the hearts of the public recently.

Just last month we told of a tiny pink octopus that is so cute scientists were considering calling it 'adorabilis'.

Stephanie Bush of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute told Smh.com.au: "New species are discovered every year, not all of them get described, it can take a lot of time, years sometimes."

She added: "I don't see any obvious reason why it would be inappropriate."

"It's easy to pronounce and popular with the public."

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