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Sea slug found to track seaweed by sniffing its defensive chemicals

[USA] A team of researchers with the Georgia Institute of Technology has found that one species of sea slug (Elysia tuca) uses chemicals produced defensively by one type of seaweed (Halimeda incrassata) to track down the seaweed. Continue reading Sea slug found to track seaweed by sniffing its defensive chemicals

Disgusting 'Green Slurry' Seen In Welsh Beaches Harmless, Say Experts

[Wales] Some people are not new to the idea of marine animals, tiny or huge, washing up on shores because of the effects of climate change and the warming weather.

Neither are some people new to the idea of water pollutants that have been Continue reading Disgusting 'Green Slurry' Seen In Welsh Beaches Harmless, Say Experts

Sea Slug Steals Photosynthesis Genes From Algae

The brilliant emerald green sea slug, Elysia chlorotica, spends months living on sunlight just like plants. It’s been called the photosynthesizing sea slug in the past, but how it manages to do this as well as it does is a complete mystery. In a new study appearing in the Biological Bulletin, researchers reveal Continue reading Sea Slug Steals Photosynthesis Genes From Algae

Pigment profile in the photosynthetic sea slug Elysia viridis

How can sacoglossan sea slugs perform photosynthesis – a process usually associated with plants? Kleptoplasty describes a special type of endosymbiosis where a host organism retain photosynthetic organelles from their algal prey…
Continue reading Pigment profile in the photosynthetic sea slug Elysia viridis