Sea Slugs

Elysia chlorotica

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Come one, come all! See the amazing, the astonishing, half-animal, half-plant! Journey to Tampa Bay, Florida, where scientist Skip Pierce and one of his students first made a remarkable discovery twenty years ago. Meet Elysia chlorotica, a bright green, solar-powered, algae-slurping sea slug that’s still turning our understanding of the classification of life upside down.

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Image Credit: Patrick Krug, Cataloging Diversity in the Sacoglossa LifeDesk

Harvard MCZThe One Species at a Time podcast series is supported by the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology.

 

 

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