Sneaky Slugs

February 2010
Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;2/26/2010, Vol. 79 Issue 18, p2
The article focuses on the discovery of scientists that green sea slugs are able to do photosynthesis like leaves, which makes them the only animal known to be able to do the process.


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