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Tunicate


Tunicate
Photo Information
Copyright: Czaldy Garrote (Muscovado) Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 16] (119)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-17
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Karatash's other favorite -I-, Underwater Wonder World 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-01 8:35
Viewed: 9973
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Any solitary or colonial-dwelling saclike chordate of the class Ascidiacea. A pouch-shaped animal attached to a rock or other base, it draws in food-carrying water through one siphon and expels it through another after straining it through numerous gill slits. The young are free-swimming tadpole-shaped organisms, which, unlike the adults, have a notochord.

Sea squirts have transparent or translucent tunics made of cellulose. They vary in size from a few millimetres to 30 cm/12 in in length and are cylindrical, circular, or irregular in shape. Their defences against predators include sulphuric acid secretion and the accumulation of vanadium, a toxic heavy metal.

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Subphylum: Urochordata

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Hello Czaldy!
What a fantastic colours these poorly known marine creatures have! This is very good documentary picture, both entrances are well visible and the details are really good!
Thank you for showing something new and interesting! :)
Best withes from Poland,
Radomir

Hi Czaldy, I have never had heard of a Chordate. This picture and note both are very informative and beautiful..

TFS, Regards, Kiran

Brilliant colors and good framing. Way to get in so close.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2007-04-18 0:52]
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Hello my buddy diver! I love this tunicates specially for its colours! Beautiful shot!
Nice to dive with you here, Czaldy!
Regards,
Zeca

Hello Czaldy,
Great capture!
Nice colors and sharpness.
I liked this.
Well done.
Congratulations!
José Roberto

Hola.
Lastima el tiempo transcurrido entre el montaje de la fotografía y este en el cual escribo, pues me he perdido de observar una maravilla. Es el problema de TN, hay tantas imagenes buenas, que muchas pasan desapercibidas.
El color de este animal es hermoso, la combinación perfecta. El texto explicatorio es muy informativo.
Con respecto a la imagen, el color, el enfoque en sí, el punto de vista, todo es excelente.
Gracias por compartir una bella imagen

Hi Czaldy
Ascidians are not very common species in TrekNature. That is the first thing that makes you picture worth seeing. Additionally the quality of it is very well.
Good point of view, sharpness and colours.
Thanks for presenting this creature.
Ania

Lovely vivid blue! The detail inside one of the siphons is fascinating. We have a lot of these in my lab but they are all white, nothing as interesting as this.

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2008-02-28 1:12]

Hi Czaldy,

Such electrifying colours,such images from the sea are always fascinating to me.
TFS
Badar

Brilliant colors and good framing.

Wow I can't believe the color on this one; and I'm so jealous that you got to take it. Wonderful shot and color.

The photo is verry good and endeed,the colours are great.Congratulation.Alin.

Hi Czaldy,
Excellent shot, extraordinary colors, good sharpness and details.
Congratulations!
Alina

Hello Czaldy
What a great colours, details and captured. TFS.

nice strange blue thing

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  • Rhea (10)
  • [2011-04-16 13:27]

Just stunning!
Awesome!
I'm adding this to my favs!

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