This beautiful green sea hare, Elysia viridis, lived in an upper shore tide pool on the beach at L'Eree on Guernsey's west coast. This warm pool catches the afternoon sun. The green sea hares here are the largest in Guernsey. They feed by sucking out the cell contents of certain green seaweeds such as this Codium species photographed. These sea hares do not destroy the chloroplasts that they consume. They incorporate them into their tissue and put them to work producing carbohydrates from the sun's energy. Photographed on 20 April 2003. File No. 200403 9-661 ©RLLord - sealord