Sea Squirt

January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
Reference Entry
Sea Squirt, a marine animal usually found in coastal areas. Most sea squirts live permanently attached to such objects as rocks, shells, and wharves. They are often brilliant in color and usually globular or cylindrical in shape. The soft body is surrounded by a transparent, flexible outer covering called a tunic. Sea squirts range from 1/100 inch to seven inches (0.025 to 18 cm) in diameter.


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