sea squirt


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sea squirt:

see tunicatetunicate
, marine animal of the phylum Chordata, which also includes the vertebrates. The adult form of most tunicates (also called urochordates) shows no resemblance to vertebrate animals, but such a resemblance is evident in the larva.
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sea squirt

[′sē ‚skwərt]
(invertebrate zoology)
A sessile, marine tunicate of the class Ascidiacea; it squirts water from two openings in the unattached end when touched or disturbed.
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In other words, the ways in which we frequently act resemble our sea squirt relatives in a variety of familiar forms.
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We are also building a quarantine berth to ensure any boat arriving at the marina where there is any risk they could be carrying a sea squirt can be isolated and treated without affecting the rest of the marina.
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It turns out we are all evolved from creatures called sea squirt which were "nothing more than a bag of slime".