Essential Rhythm 9/2/21: Leaves that crawl

Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley

This episode describes the sacoglossan sea slugs, a group of gastropods known for feeding on the cellular sap of algal cells. One species, Elysia chlorotica, is of particular interest for its ability to ingest chloroplasts intact and incorporate them into their own tissues.

About the host:
Sarah O’Malley is an ecologist, naturalist and science communicator passionate about deepening her listeners’ experiences with the natural world. She teaches biology and sustainability at Maine Maritime Academy and is currently collaborating on a guide book to the intertidal zone in the Gulf of Maine.