Scientists have confirmed for the first time that one extraordinary species of sea slug 'steals' genes from the algae it eats, which enables it to photosythesize like a plant and gain energy from sunlight. This exceptionally weird phenomenon is one of the
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Several species of sea slugs can actually photosynthesize like plants, harnessing energy from the sun to produce food. Perhaps the most impressive example is a little green creature called Elysia chlorotica, which can eat algae when it’s very young and then spend the rest of its 10-month life...
The brilliant green sea slug Elysia chloroctica doesn't just look like the leaf of a plant: It functions like one, too. When it's supper time, the slug uses chloroplasts taken from local algae to photosynthesize for itself. That's not news: Scientists have known about the chloroplast theft since the 1970s. Show More Summary
For decades, scientists have puzzled over how a certain sea slug acquires the ability to photosynthesize after ingesting algae. An advanced imaging technique now confirms that the slugs are literally stealing genes from the algae. It's considered the first example of "horizontal gene transfer" in a multicellular organism. Read more...
How a brilliant-green sea slug manages to live for months at a time 'feeding' on sunlight, like a plant, is clarified in a recent study. The authors present the first direct evidence that the emerald green sea slug's chromosomes have some genes that come from the algae it eats.
How a brilliant-green sea slug manages to live for months at a time "feeding" on sunlight, like a plant, is clarified in a recent study published in The Biological Bulletin.The authors present the first direct evidence that the emerald...Show More Summary
ow a brilliant-green sea slug manages to live for months at a time "feeding" on sunlight, like a plant, is clarified in a recent study published in The Biological Bulletin. The authors present the first direct evidence that the emerald...Show More Summary
A team of California scientists believes a far-flung Okenia rosacea bloom -- along with a slew of other marine species spotted north of their typical ranges -- may signal a much larger shift in ocean climate and a strong forthcoming El Niño.
The warm ocean temperatures that brought an endangered green sea turtle to San Francisco in September have triggered a population explosion of bright pink, inch-long sea slugs in tide pools along California's central and northern coastline. The Hopkins' Rose nudibranch, while no strange sight in Southern California, is rarely spotted farther north. read more
Notes: The opinions expressed here is of the author only and is not reflective of Sea Slug! Anime as a whole. The criteria for a show being considered as 2014 is that it aired...
Note: The opinions expressed here is of the author only and is not reflective of Sea Slug! Anime as a whole. As the anime fall season of 2014 comes to a close, it’s time...
In 2014, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 221 new plant and animal species to our family tree. The new species include 110 ants, 16 beetles, three spiders, 28 fishes, 24 sea slugs, two marine worms, 9 barnacles, two octocorals, 25 plants, one waterbear, and one tiny mammal.
Over 1,400 endangered species, from sea otters to wombats to pink slugs, face direct threats from global warming. The post Over 1,400 Endangered Species Are Threatened By Climate Change, Says New ‘Red List’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.
All over our world’s oceans, the many astoundingly colored species of nudibranch are eating things like the vicious Portuguese man o' war, incorporating their stingers or toxins into their own skin, and using them to fend off predators. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: This Crazy-Looking Sea Slug Has an Ingenious Secret Weapon appeared first on WIRED.
This afternoon's satellite imagery shows an incredible slug of dry air moving across the south and east behind a cold front, bringing beautiful weather to millions of people. In fact, the air is so dry at 10,000 feet above sea level that its humidity is near zero percent in some spots. Read more...
Velutinid, probably Lamellaria. Copyright Bill Rudman. In previous posts on this site, I have introduced you to some of the incredible animals that shelter under the misleadingly unprepossessing name of 'sea slugs'. However, marine mollusc...Show More Summary
If you've been frustrated by bad client performance with Mortal Online, then you'll be glad to hear that developer Star Vault has isolated the problem: It's Gordo the Carniverous Sea Slug (as seen above) who is eating your packets and...Show More Summary
io9 recently assembled a dazzling collection of photos of awesomely strange and beautiful sea slugs. The name sea slug refers to a diverse group of marine creatures, particularly gastropods and sea snails. They’re found throughout the...Show More Summary