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These animals are also plants wait, what? - Luka Seamus Wright

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Channel: TED-Ed
Categories: Biology   |   Science  
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Explore the incredible adaptations of Elysia chlorotica, a species of sea slug that can photosynthesize food.

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The species of slug known as Elysia chlorotica may not look like much it resembles a bright green leaf but its one of the most extraordinary creatures on our planet. Living in marshes along the coast of North America, it can go about a year without eating. During that time, it lives like a plant. How is this possible? Luka Seamus Wright digs into the incredible adaptations of these mixotrophs.

Lesson by Luka Seamus Wright, directed by Denis Chapon.

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