This Giant Black Sea Slug Looks Like Alien’s From Space


This Giant Black Sea Slug Looks Like Alien’s From Space

This Giant Black Sea Slug Looks Like Alien's From Space

We all know that beneath the ocean that there is a entire world of sea creatures to be explored, but what about the sea life found within tidal pools and rocky shores?

You might come across a variety of crabs, eels and sea snakes, however one creature you would not expect to find amongst the rock pools would be a giant slug.

Now we’re not talking about the slugs that you would normally find in your garden, we are talking about a a Giant Black Sea Slug.

At a crazy three feet in length, and weighing up to 30lbs, these vegetarian sea monsters are the largest sea slug on the planet and play a major role in maintaining the tidal pool ecosystem.

Native to Canada, the Pacific northwest coast of the US and Australia, the home to some of the most deadliest animals. Surprisingly, these creatures are not prone to the attacks from their poison-producing venomous companions, in fact, they are not known to have many predators at all.

At first glance, this giant black sea slug may look alien and lethal, but be rest assured, they are completely harmless and non toxic. They have their rich black colour due to their dietary intake of algae and kemp, hold an internal shell made entirely of protein, and produce a large amount of slime for easy lubrication along the bed of the rock pools.

These giant black sea slugs make their journey to the rocky shores to mate and lay their eggs, this terranous environment ensures safety of the eggs from the strong tides and and any larger creatures found within the ocean.

So be sure, that if you come across one of these magnificently large slugs on your day trip to the rock pools, you may have found the largest, but most certainly have not found the most deadliest catch of the day. [mashvideo]

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