Sea Sheep? This Adorable Sea Slug Eats So Much Algae It Can Photosynthesize

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It’s a sheep! It’s a cow! No, it’s Costasiella kuroshimae (or ‘Leaf Sheep’ for short). This adorable little sea slug, whose beady eyes and cute feelers make it look like a cartoon sheep, feeds on algae – just like the real thing!

This cute little sea sheep is a sea slug that loves to eat algae

This cute little sea sheep is a sea slug that loves to eat algae

It is one of the only creatures in the world that can use algae to photosynthesize!

It is one of the only creatures in the world that can use algae to photosynthesize!

These little nibblers have been found everywhere from Japan to Indonesia and the Philippines

These little nibblers have been found everywhere from Japan to Indonesia and the Philippines