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This sea slug self-decapitates itself to grow a new body
Japanese researchers have made this incredible discovery. This is called the self-reliance process. The sacoglossus, a species of sea slug, can be beheaded to create a new body. Why is this slug chopping off its head? The hypothesis put forward by the researchers is that of a need to get rid of the parasites that inhibit its reproduction. Photo credit: Sayaka Mitoh / Nara Women's University
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