"Sometimes people find it hard to believe we have magical animals like seahorses and sea squirts
beneath the waves off our beautiful coastline.
So, too, the West ignores the promise of non-Western "folk medicine" (e.g., the mashed sea squirt
that once treated Hope Island's population), while each story validates the folklore surrounding its species.
such as these commonly grow on hard surfaces in shallow subtidal areas and are particularly prevalent in marinas.
A sea squirt
, it turns out, uses its natal nervous system and brains in its earliest years solely for mobility purposes.
Another invasive sea squirt
that's found in New Hampshire waters is called ciona, which has become a dominant species at places like the Hampton River Marina.
Studying embryos of the sea squirt
Ciona intestinalis, the researchers in the University of Arizona, discovered that even non-invasive cells make the delicate, highly transient structures known as invadopodia.
Although these sea squirt
sequences were 33%-40% identical and 70%-74% similar to rat and human [P.sub.0] sequences in this region, reciprocal GenBank searches with the model sequences did not suggest that these Ciona sequences were [P.sub.0] homologs.
This substance (also called Yondelis), which is extracted from sea squirts
, can be used as a chemotherapeutic agent.
During an eight-hour mission, he captured footage of the jelly-like stalked ascidean, or sea squirt
, which lives attached to the seabed.
Dr Alan Jamieson, 41, plunged 23,596ft to find undiscovered species including a jelly-like "sea squirt
" in an eight-hour mission.
Backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Capturing our Coast is the UK's largest ever 'citizen science' project of its kind, recruiting 2,500 volunteers to survey 1,800 sites around the country's coastline and hundreds more to take part in additional data collections Among the invasive species found are Japanese wireweed, Portuguese and Pacific oyster, the Australian barnacle, the orange-tipped sea squirt
at Cresswell in Northumberland and Wakame seaweed.
We head over for some fresh Meonggye, or sea squirt
, and grilled mackerel, washed down with some of the island's signature Soju.