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The Science of Slugs: Everything You Wanted to Know About Kleptoplasty, But Were Afraid to Ask

The Science of Slugs: Everything You Wanted to Know About Kleptoplasty, But Were Afraid to Ask

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Rachael Wade is a Doctoral candidate at the University of Hawaii’s Department of Botany. She joins Dr. Ethan Allen on Likable Science to discuss a native Hawaiian sea slug that eats invasive algae, steals its chloroplasts, and uses them for its own energy. Tune in to learn about the weird science of Plakobranchus ocellatus, an invasive species.

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