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Bizarre Sea Slug Is Half Plant, Half Animal

Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Scientists, Sea, Slug, Genes )

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Scientists discover chlorophyll-producing sea slug that can carry out photosynthesis using genes swiped from plants. By Stephanie Rogers


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Past Member (0)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 3:05 am

mr Crowley (23)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 12:37 pm
now that's cool!

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 12:58 pm
That's reallly amazing!Vow!

DORIS L (61)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 1:03 pm
Wow this is truly bizarre!

Thursday July 8, 2010, 1:10 pm

Nancy Roussy (79)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 1:18 pm
Wow! Thanks for sharing. It is awful that they collect them but sadly not surprising.

Craig Zimmerman (86)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 1:21 pm
There are so many species that have yet to be discovered, but they may not survive humanitys numerous onslaughts on the environment.

Victoria B (36)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 1:46 pm
Meal of kelp and algae anyone ? Could be the answer to the World food shortage ?. This sea slug is like knowing about a miracle of cross species emergence right in front of our eyes and the significance not being truly appreciated. I am going to sit and meditate on this for a while !! IT IS A PLANT ANIMAL !! and again - IT IS AN ANIMAL THAT IS ALSO A PLANT !! Hold on a minute - ring, ring, "Hello President Obama, I think that we have an invasion of the Sluggy Snatchers, could be taking over but we are not sure as we are a bit 'Green' with our knowledge, and we don't know whether the Sea Slug has just developed an alagey - Yes Sir we will keep you informed and updated on the situation, That is very kind of you Sir, you are sending over Three Federal Agents to help out !, How will we know that they are the right people when we see them ? Oh Ok Sir They are the TRI FED investigation Team - and will be sending out feelers ............

Raquel Barreto Arguello (26)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 4:44 pm
Thanks! Very interest.

Sylvie M (46)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 5:38 pm
LOL, Victoria!
Nature does have its way to keep us puzzled...

Mary Coleman (148)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 5:38 pm
this is probably the most interesting creature discovery i've read about in a long time. thank you for sharing this story!

catherine s (3)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 7:20 pm
I love seaslugs

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 9:02 pm
Noted, thanks.

Nightcat Mau (81)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 11:23 pm
Wow, that is pretty amzing. Thank you for sharing. Hope these wonderful guys don't end up the newest food fad. Hide little cuties!

Mike H (252)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 11:56 pm
I guess this would be good food for a couple where one is vegetarian and the other is not.

Cindy C (125)
Friday July 9, 2010, 2:28 am

Victoria B (36)
Friday July 9, 2010, 4:26 am
THANK YOU Sylvie !! I am so glad you saw the joke and how bizarre the concept of a living moving plant/animal, and the reference to the Trifids was to show that fiction is not so far away from fact. This is such a wonderful diverse world, and this is the most exciting thing I have heard about in a long time, the implications are completely awesome if thought about for any length of time - especially with the intelligent nano technology that is emerging at the moment. WHAT WONDEROUS TIMES WE LIVE IN ! but then I refer back to the Venus Fly Trap, THAT IS ANOTHER Plant anomoly - I mean it is a hunter, and a meat eater, even plants of that same family eat little frogs and lizards, they trap them, with a focused and intelligen movement. Oh all this is just so exciting, I am now off to talk to a Tree ! Well at least make their aquaintence ! Bit of a shady character and sometimes a bit fruity but has put down some pretty solid roots so must be of good character, if not too much of a conversationalist !

Victoria B (36)
Friday July 9, 2010, 4:32 am
Well you never know your luck !! Have to branch out sometimes. .........


Past Member (0)
Friday July 9, 2010, 5:53 am
Noted. I love slugs - of course everyone thinks I'm crazy, but the way they are able to move is amazing. So beautiful!

Antonio Amador (60)
Friday July 9, 2010, 7:28 am
Amazing creature. Thank you for sharing

Past Member (0)
Friday July 9, 2010, 9:31 pm
Terrific. An interesting creature
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