Solar Powered Sea Slug

Check out this little guy! His name is Elysia chlorotica and he looks like a sea slug but processes energy like a plant. After feeding on algae for the first two weeks of his life, he stores the chloroplasts in the cells of his gut. After that he can survive without ever eating again! Read the entire story here.

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4 responses to “Solar Powered Sea Slug

  1. this little guy’s got it all figured out. it would be nice if eating were optional starting from week 2…

  2. my whole fam was ooooh-ing and aaaaaah-ing over this one. quite interesting indeed.

  3. Yay! That makes me happy. Science is the cooolest!

  4. I typed in “plants” as a tagfinder and came up with your article among many others. Your article was the most unique, by a long shot. Thank you for sharing.


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