Friday, July 24

The sea slug that makes photosynthesis

The sea slug that makes photosynthesis

The Costasiella kuroshimae and a small sea slug looks like a puppy out of pokémon. This bug can grow up to 5 mm long and is found in waters close to Japan. However, the most fascinating about these animals is that they can perform photosynthesis.

The Costasiella kuroshimae uses a process known as kleptoplasty to extract chloroplasts from its food and incorporate them into your own body. One of the only vegetables on the planet not organisms that can perform photosynthesis, it can survive up to a few months of his own energy produced from that process.

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