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Sea slug animal or plant

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Science Middle School

Sea Slug: Animal or Plant?

The little green sea slug is a puzzle to scientist because it can live in fresh water. Scientists discover the sea slug uses photosynthesis like a plant and has the DNA of a slug and algae.This audio story raises the question of whether the sea slug is an animal or a plant.

Life Science Genetics Oceans Ecosystems Ecology DNA

Story Length: 4:56

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This audio is part of the One Species at a Time series hosted by Ari Daniel and produced by Atlantic Public Media and the Encyclopedia of Life, with the support from the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology. Read the Podcast Transcript. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.

AIR DATE: 06/27/2011

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