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Sea slugs

Sea slugs

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QUINCY RUSSELL, MONA LISA PRODUCTION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY QUINCY RUSSELL, MONA LISA PRODUCTION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Sea slugs (Elysia clarki) on algae. This sea slug is found in the Florida Keys, USA. The slugs feed on algae and sequester its chloroplasts, the organs of photosynthesis. The slugs are then able to obtain energy from photosynthesising for up to four months without the need for food.

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