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The free swimming tunicate (sea squirt) larva possesses a cerebral gangleon (primitive brain). After finding a suitable surface to attach itself to and becoming stationary the rapidly maturing tunicate begins to lose what it will no longer need, digesting its notochord and even most of its own brain in the process

The free swimming tunicate (sea squirt) larva possesses a cerebral gangleon (primitive brain).

Red Sea squirt "lamp" (Rhopalaea crassa), Indonesia

Red sea squirt "lamp" that I'll gladly put by my bed :) Rhopalaea crassa Explore 22 November 2009 Watch it glow in the dark.

Sea Squirts: also called ascidian,  any member of the invertebrate class Ascidiacea (subphylum Urochordata, also called Tunicata), marine animals with some primitive vertebrate features. Sea squirts are primarily sessile (permanently fixed to a surface), potato-shaped organisms found in all seas, from the intertidal zone to the greatest depths.

I want to one day get over my fear of the oceans creatures. Ever since I was little i have had a fear of just touching any living thing that was in the ocean. I want to get over that because I dont really see my reason behind it.

Sea squirt and friend

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Sea squirts by Mathieu Foulquié

by Mathieu Foulquié, the ocean holds some of the most beautiful and vivid colors you could ever find.

Sea Squirt. (Photo by David M. Hogan)

Mostly transparent with an electric blue interior structure. Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 2010 // photo by Robin Hogan

˚Blue Tunicate

Tunicate~ Tunicates, commonly called sea squirts, are a group of marine animals that spend most of their lives attached to docks, rocks or the undersides of boats. To most people they look like small, colored blobs.

˚Sea Squirt

Underwater photographer Myron Wang capture this sea squirt, which looks like a pair of hand painted porcelain pottery!

Tunicate

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Live Sea pork (tunicate)  Panama City Beach, Florida  A colonial tunicate (sea squirt) growing on the rocks of the jetty at St. Andrew State Park. View in original size to see the distinctive six-sided star markings around the indentations. Most people would mistakenly think this was a sponge because it is firm but a little squishy, with a rather sponge-like texture.

live sea pork (tunicate) panama city beach, florida a colonial tunicate (sea squirt) growing on the rocks of the jetty at st.

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