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    • Tunicates
    • Ascidians
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    • Ascidiacea
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    • Ascidias

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Recent observations

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What

Golden Star Tunicate Botryllus schlosseri

Observer

leptonia

Date

January 28, 2015

Description

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Golden Star Tunicate Botryllus schlosseri

Observer

wendy5

Date

January 25, 2015

Description

Here's a blurry colony of Botryllus schlosseri or Harbor Star Ascidians (aka Golden Star Tunicates) growing under a large plastic fender beside a sailboat in the marina.

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Observer

wendy5

Date

January 25, 2015

Description

Here are two colors-- yellow and red-- of Botrylloides violaceus or Lined Compound Ascidian growing under a pipe off a dock in the marina. The other animals are identified separately.

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Observer

vegestoc

Date

January 26, 2015

Place

Onerahi (Google, OSM)

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paul_norwood

Date

January 18, 2015

Description

Several individuals found washed up on the shore, some attached to kelp stipes. Disk detached for clearer photograph.

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Observer

hawnzd

Date

January 18, 2015

Place

Owen Beach (Google, OSM)

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anudibranchmom

Date

January 18, 2015 05:01 PM PST

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Observer

paul_norwood

Date

January 13, 2015

Description

About 5cm. long, 5 individuals on submerged rope in Crescent Harbor, Sitka, Alaska

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paul_norwood

Date

January 13, 2015

Description

On submerged rope, 10 feet down, in Crescent Harbor, Sitka, Alaska

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Observer

sudachi

Date

January 11, 2015 12:14 PM JST

Place

Kumejima (Google, OSM)

Description

ウルトラマンホヤ
Pycnoclavella diminuta
久米島、沖縄
Kumejima, Okinawa, Japan

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Observer

paul_norwood

Date

January 10, 2015

Description

http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=250677

Sorry about the crummy photo
10 feet down on large boulder

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Observer

paul_norwood

Date

January 10, 2015
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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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