If you polled people on marine life they thought was cute, sea slugs would probably rate somewhere near the bottom if they made the list at all. That’s a shame, though, as the amusingly named nudibranch group is full of vivid color, out-there shapes, and even downright adorableness.
But maybe the sea slug’s image is about to change because the Japanese Net, purveyors of all things cute, have just discovered Jorunna parva, the fluffy little bunnies of the sea.
Check out the cuteness flying about the Japanese Twitterverse today.
▼ “I am proud to present this unbelievably cute creature of the sea, Jorunna parva.”
九梨詩 (@kurishi_orikabi) July 13, 2015
▼ “Whaaaaaaaaaa-! Jorunna parva is so cuuuuuute! I’m in love.
うわぁああああ ゴマフビロードウミウシかわいいいいいい♡♥️♡♥️♡ 惚れた♡ http://t.co/XrOPvTt4et—
ゐわぶち (@raumidori115) July 13, 2015
▼ “This thing is cute! Jorunna parva.”
ウィンドネル@ねるさーん (@toshihiro1225) July 14, 2015
And if you think those pictures of the Pacific sea slug are cute, check out the little fluff-ball in very slow action, captured on film by a diver off Shizuoka Prefecture.
And just when you think this story couldn’t get any cuter, let me add this little tidbit for you: the Japanese name for Jorunna parva is gomafu biroodo umiushi, which loosely translates to black speckled velvet sea slug. But divers have nicknamed it goma-chan. GOMA-CHAN! This itty-bitty critter is essentially going by Little Miss Sesame.
Ugh, the cute. I need to go have a lie down.