Bluebell or Clavelina sea squirts grow as a group, with individuals connected by a common base. Sea squirts feed by taking in water through an inhalant siphon. The water enters an internal filter compartment, where food particles are removed and forcibly expelled through an exhalant siphon.
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NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
Photograph by Sean Handley
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