Underwater treasure with beady eyes which look like an adorable cartoon sheep.


Cute little sea sheep called Costasiella kuroshimae is a sea slug that loves to eat algae and use the chloroplasts from their food to manufacture their own energy in a process called kleptoplasty. This process, which otherwise can only be performed by single-celled organisms, essentially makes them solar-powered slugs! And they can survive up to a few months on the energy produced by themselves. 

These little creatures have been found everywhere from Japan to Indonesia and the Philippines and can grow up to 5 millimeters in length. Yes, it is the loveliest slug in the ocean.

Aug. 9, 2015 Living photo: Lynn Wu

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