Clean Ocean Action

Clean Ocean Advocate, December 2004

New Species of Sea Squirts?

Three new species of bottom-dwelling critters known as sea squirts may have been discovered of the coast of Georgia.  The sea squirts, also know a tunicates, were found at Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, a reef 17.5 miles east of Sapelo Island.  Two of the creatures are about four inches and the third is the size of a grape.  The sea squirts were discovered by a university researcher and his students.  A research project has now turned into an experiment to see whether the animals are truly new to science.  The ocean is filled with surprises!


(Adapted from the Associated Press)


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