Sea Squirt - "Dendrodoa Grossularia"
Sea Squirt - "Dendrodoa Grossularia"

"Dendrodoa Grossularia" , Gooseberry Sea Squirt or The Baked Bean Ascidian .
Living on a cave wall , is a solitary , reddish-brown Sea Squirt , which occurs singly or aggregated in dense, bumpy clusters.
With solitary sea squirts the body has a sturdy outer skin (tunic), which supports the animal. There are two siphon openings which allow a flow of water through the body. Water is drawn through the inhalant siphon, the water flow being sustained by the beating of cilia and then expelled via the exhalent siphon. As the water circulates through the body , food and oxygen are removed from it and waste products and gametes are expelled.
Water can be expelled when a squirt is handled .

Ref: 10824

Date: 17/09/2012

Location: Barafundle Bay

Sea Squirt - "Dendrodoa Grossularia"

"Dendrodoa Grossularia" , Gooseberry Sea Squirt or The Baked Bean Ascidian .
Living on a cave wall , is a solitary , reddish-brown Sea Squirt , which occurs singly or aggregated in dense, bumpy clusters.
With solitary sea squirts the body has a sturdy outer skin (tunic), which supports the animal. There are two siphon openings which allow a flow of water through the body. Water is drawn through the inhalant siphon, the water flow being sustained by the beating of cilia and then expelled via the exhalent siphon. As the water circulates through the body , food and oxygen are removed from it and waste products and gametes are expelled.
Water can be expelled when a squirt is handled .

Ref: 10824

Date: 17/09/2012

Location: Barafundle Bay