The colorful sea slugs

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Image credits: Jim Lynn

Thesea slugis also commonly referred to as a sea cucumber, mainly because of the of the sea slug’s shape and the fact that it is normally found on coral or rocks usually being very still, making it look like a type of aquatic vegetable.
Sea slugs are herbivores and feed on plankton and decaying matter on the ocean floor. When they eat algae, they suck out the chloroplasts and incorporate them into their own bodies in a process called kleptoplasty. Some of them  use algae to photosynthesize.

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