New sea squirt species discovery


This video from the Pacific ocean near California in the USA says about itself:

8 November 2018

Culeolus barryi is a new species of tunicate (sea squirt) discovered by researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). These animals live suspended a little above the seafloor so that they can capture particles of food from water currents that flow through them. Named in honor of Dr. James P. Barry, a Benthic Ecologist and Senior Scientist who has contributed enormously to the study of deep-sea ecosystems.

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