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Mega 04-03-2012 06:09 PM

There's a slug that can perform photosynthesis!
 
There's a slug that can perform photosynthesis! - Facts - Mar 25, 2012 - OMG Facts

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The little Elysia chlorotica is a species of sea slug that has blurred the line between plant and animal. It has found a way to take genes from the plants that it eats, incorporate it into its own cells, and get energy from sunlight!

Esper 04-03-2012 06:28 PM

Sometimes I wonder what you do on your spare time. Other than that, it seems pretty cool that the slugs are able to do that.

james 04-05-2012 09:58 AM

Wow, that's actually ridiculously cool.

Bolter 04-06-2012 07:58 PM

wow thats really unusual... but I supposed it can't survive in the dark without feeding

Kirks 04-06-2012 08:20 PM

dang this is pretty interesting

Recette 04-07-2012 09:09 AM

Too bad it gets this capacity only through eating algae, rather than on its own, but this is still darn cool.


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