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  • n. Plural form of tunicate.


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  • There are also a variety of remotely allied marine organisms known as tunicates, sea-squirts, or ascidians (Fig. 2).

    Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20) Wonders of Earth, Sea and Sky

  • The tunicates are the only class of animals that have a real cellulose or woody coat.

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 2

  • The gelatinous invaders, known as tunicates, form a goopy mat on the sea floor, raising fears that they will hurt the shellfish industry, as they have in eastern Canada.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Conventionally, sea squirts-also known as tunicates-are lumped together with frogs, humans and other vertebrates in the phylum Chordata, but the genes were sending mixed signals.

    Evolution News & Views

  • An Australian-led voyage of discovery to this previously-unexplored region earlier this year uncovered a remarkably rich, colourful and complex range of life - including glass-like animals known as tunicates, corals, sponges, huge sea worms, giant crustaceans and sea spiders the size of dinner plates. Breaking News

  • In yet another component of the ongoing Sea Grant project, UC Davis graduate student Anna Deck has shown that "space competitors" from fouling organisms such as tunicates and barnacles are likely not impacting oyster survival rates in the bay. News of the Underwater World

  • "Junior" by Robert Abernathy (wherein the characters are tunicates or crinoids) "Love is the Plan - The Plan is Death" by Tiptree


  • It has been shown to shrink BCC tumors in mice and inhibit new tumors by 90 percent.5 Experimental testing is still being done on the cancer-fighting properties of barnacle-like marine animals called “tunicates.”

    Simple Skin Beauty

  • In some localities of the Venezuelan coast where waters are crystal-clear, a variegate community of sponges (33 species), tunicates (12), bivalves, and algae, can be found adhered to the submerged roots of R. mangle.

    Coastal Venezuelan mangroves

  • Catch is used to refer to the “gross catch” and includes all living biological material retained or captured by the fishing gear, including fishes, marine mammals, birds, sea turtles, corals, jellyfish, tunicates, sponges and other commercial or non-commercial organisms, whether brought on board the vessel or not.



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