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    • Tunicates
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    • Ascidiacea
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    • Ascidias

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Recent observations

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What

Sea Squirts Class Ascidiacea

Observer

ajwacaser

Date

June 30, 2014 09:51 AM PDT

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Observer

dremsen

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

Colony growing on MBL dock line.

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Observer

kueda

Date

July 12, 2014 12:57 PM PDT

Description

Common fouling organism from Europe. Compare with Botrylloides, which can also be golden orange, but generally doesn't form radial, star-shaped colonies. Excellent description and record of introductions at http://www.exoticsguide.org/botryllus_schlosseri

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corbanhemphill

Date

June 24, 2014

Description

Left hand side of the photo.

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What

Tunicates Class Ascidiacea

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loarie

Date

July 13, 2014 07:18 AM PDT

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Sea Squirts Class Ascidiacea

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rebeccafay

Date

July 13, 2014 07:30 AM PDT

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Sea Squirts Class Ascidiacea

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kestrel

Date

July 13, 2014 06:15 AM PDT

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Sea Squirts Class Ascidiacea

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kcarter

Date

July 13, 2014 06:49 AM PDT

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Sea Squirts Class Ascidiacea

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

December 6, 2007 12:31 PM PST

Description

Dive site Eidsvold, max depth 67 ft / 20.4m. Wreck of the Norwegian ship Eidsvold. Sunk in 1942 by a Japanese submarine; no casualties.

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What

Tunicates Class Ascidiacea

Observer

leslie_flint

Date

June 16, 2014 07:45 AM PDT
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Description from Wikipedia

Ascidiacea (commonly known as the ascidians or sea squirts) is a class in the Tunicata subphylum of sac-like marine invertebrate filter feeders. Ascidians are characterized by a tough outer "tunic" made of the polysaccharide tunicin, as compared to other tunicates which are less rigid.

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