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Predatory Tunicates

This predatory tunicate was seen while exploring on "Pierpoint" Seamount. While we normally think of tunicates as being suspension feeders, this particular tunicate actually uses one of its siphons to trap small animals for food.


Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2017 Laulima O Ka Moana.

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