View Full Version : Friday Trivia: Sea Squirts

Star lover
October 19th, 2018, 06:46 AM
Forget singing mermaids and talking sponges, when it comes to unusual creatures under the sea, sea squirts deserve a special mention.


Sea squirts are filter feeders, sucking in water through a body opening (called a siphon), straining out plankton and other edibles, and then expelling the water through a second siphon.

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At birth, they resemble tadpoles, swimming around looking for a rock to call home. When they find one, they latch on and begin to absorb their own internal organs, turning themselves into beautiful, passive, literally brainless creatures.

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.......some sea squirts are edible......

October 19th, 2018, 10:00 AM
Interesting....the first photo makes me think of a wreath made with deco-mesh. I don't think I'd try eating one of these.

Granny Fran
October 19th, 2018, 11:17 AM
My goodness, isn't life wonderful in all its different varieties!

October 19th, 2018, 11:56 AM
Oh my! Those are beautiful. I can picture a fabric line based on these creatures.

October 19th, 2018, 11:06 PM
How interesting and colourful.