This giant black slug is captivating the internet

This giant black slug is captivating the internet
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Los Angeles is the city of dreams, where the streets are paved with gold and the tide pools are coated with gargantuan slugs. 

In an episode of Beyond the Tide, Coyote Peterson and tide pool expert Aron Sanchez find a Black Sea Hare — the largest sea slug in the world — along the coast of San Pedro. The video has racked up almost 550,000 views in less than 24 hours. 

"It's a pretty good size," Sanchez said as Peterson lifts the gargantuan sludge monster out of the tide. 

Black Sea Hare
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"I could see why there's no way you would miss stumbling upon one of these," Peterson said. No shit. Look at it!

Black Sea Hare
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Soak it in. 

Black Sea Hare
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Watch as its slimy, muscular foot wraps around Peterson's hand. 

Black Sea Hare
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Give this slug a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

"So they don't bite, they're not toxic, they're just slimy and alien looking," Peterson succinctly puts it, Sanchez looking on in wonder — "How did I end up here?"

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Is this what a Hollywood dream looks like when it dies?

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Melanie Ehrenkranz

Melanie is a writer covering technology and the future. She can be reached at melanie@mic.com.

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