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    Missouri Star

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    Default Friday Trivia: Sea Squirts

    Forget singing mermaids and talking sponges, when it comes to unusual creatures under the sea, sea squirts deserve a special mention.

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    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......

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Friday Trivia: Sea Squirts

    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.
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    Default Re: Friday Trivia: Sea Squirts

    My goodness, isn't life wonderful in all its different varieties!
    No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
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    Default Re: Friday Trivia: Sea Squirts

    Oh my! Those are beautiful. I can picture a fabric line based on these creatures.

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    Default Re: Friday Trivia: Sea Squirts

    How interesting and colourful.

    Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

    Every day I try to do one thing that challenges my comfort zone.

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