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Nervous Squirts

Megalodicopia hians. The sea squirt may appear similar to a sea sponge, worm, or plant, but it is actually not closely related to any of these organisms. Sea squirt larvae have primitive spinal cords, and like humans, belong to a group of animals called chordates (organisms with some level of spinal cord development), and many scientists believe that sea squirts approximate what the very first human chordate ancestor may have been like 550 million years ago

The little Sea Urchin on top is quite unusual. It was discovered by a research vessel near New Caledonia at a depth of 1000 ft.

'Brave New Worlds' project references (The deadly box jellyfish is the only jellyfish that can see. They have four clusters of six eyes, with one cluster on each side of their boxy body)