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Meet Leafsheep, The Slug That Looks Like a Cartoon Lamb

We have a new favorite "Awww" animal and it calls "Costasiella kuroshimae", or in its cuter version- "leaf sheep"/ "Shaun the sheep". 

This underwater treasure with its beady eyes and flat face that looks like something out of a Pixar movie, is a species of a sea slug, definitely the most beautiful one in the ocean. 

The sassy slug can grow up to 5 millimeters in length and can be found near Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines. 

But besides being extremely cute, these slugs have one more unique trait - as they graze on green algae, they use the chloroplasts from their food to manufacturing their own energy, in a process called kleptoplasty. And yes, that means they are the only non-plant organism in the world that can perform photosynthesis. 

We have only one question- Why isn't Leafsheep Pokemon? 

Leafsheep, The Only Animal That Can Photosynthesize And Looks Like a Cartoon Lamb | Nature Animals @AnimalsWorld NEW FAVOURITE ANIMAL ALERT: Leafsheep. Only animal can photosynthesize 6:27 pm 21 Jul 2020 Twitter Android >
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Get Up Close With The Black Sea Hare, The World's Largest Slug

The Black Sea Hare (Aplysia vaccaria) is the world's largest species of a sea slug and according to Wikipedia, is weighing up to 30 lbs and measuring over 3 feet long which is actually the size of a small dog. The monster-sized slug can be found in abundance along the Pacific Coast of the United States, where they come to shore to lay their eggs. The cool slug is named Sea Hare due to their rabbit ear looking appendages and considered a truly a primordial wonder of the ocean. 

In this episode of "Beyond the Tide" by the brave wilderness channel, Coyote Peterson sets off with expert Aron Sanchez to the coast of the Pacific Ocean in San Pedro, California, in search of this awesome huge slug.

The World's Largest Slug | man in cowboy hat holding up a black slimy blob and looking at it with a confused expression black sea hare Aplysia vaccaria
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