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Old 05-23-2018, 09:11 PM   #1
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May 24th, 2018: Ocean Plant Leaf?

Obviously a leaf by the structure and the fact it photosensitizes for food.
Wrong biology breath, itís an animal, an Elysia chlorotica, a sea slug.



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Elysia chlorotica (common name the eastern emerald elysia) is a small-to-medium-sized species of green sea slug, a marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusc. This sea slug superficially resembles a nudibranch, yet it does not belong to that clade of gastropods. Instead it is a member of the clade Sacoglossa, the sap-sucking sea slugs. Some members of this group use chloroplasts from the algae they eat, a phenomenon known as kleptoplasty. Elysia chlorotica is one of the "solar-powered sea slugs", utilizing solar energy via chloroplasts from its algal food. It lives in a subcellular endosymbiotic relationship with chloroplasts of the marine heterokont alga Vaucheria litorea.

Elysia chlorotica can be found along the east coast of the United States, including the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida (east Florida and west Florida) and Texas. They can also be found as far north as Nova Scotia, Canada.
Suck it, other coasts.

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Old 05-24-2018, 07:39 AM   #2
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I've been to the ocean in all those places (except Texas) and never seen one.

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Old 05-24-2018, 02:40 PM   #3
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Texas ocean is brown; you can't see anything. Except the oil rigs on the horizon and the balls of black tar on the beach.
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Old 05-24-2018, 03:05 PM   #4
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East coast ocean is green, at least down to the Carolinas. You can get clear water in Florida; not sure where that (too hot for blooms) starts, though.
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Old 05-26-2018, 04:43 PM   #5
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I lost my marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusc on 9/11, you insensitive bassturds.
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