March 5, 2013
It's the ultimate form of solar power: eat a plant, become photosynthetic. A few years back, researchers found how one sea critter does just that.
Elysia chlorotica is a green sea slug, with a gelatinous leaf-shaped body, that lives along the Atlantic seaboard of the US. What sets it apart from most other sea slugs is its ability to run on solar power.
Source: New Scientist