Saturday, January 24, 2009

Predatory squirt

This newly discovered carnivorous sea squirt traps fish and other prey in its funnel-like front section Tethered to the seafloor over two miles down the 20-inch sea squirt is one of the deepest-dwelling animals ever found in Australia. The new species is one of many new deep-sea creatures discovered on a recent expedition that used a remotely operated vehicle. National Geographic has more details and photographs.

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