Kōrero: Marine animals without backbones

Bluebell sea squirts (2 o 3)

Bluebell sea squirts

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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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Dennis Gordon and Maggy Wassilieff, 'Marine animals without backbones - Tunicates: sea squirts, salps and appendicularians', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5868/bluebell-sea-squirts (accessed 3 April 2020)

He kōrero nā Dennis Gordon and Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006