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

xplore the incredible adaptations of Elysia chlorotica, a species of sea slug that can photosynthesize food.

The species of slug known as Elysia chlorotica may not look like much— it resembles a bright green leaf— but it’s 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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