Love Week: Sea Squirts

The New York Times recently featured a slideshow of new underwater discoveries. These “Sea Squirts” resemble a little garden of human hearts.

Can’t you picture them beating?

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These creatures are Chordates, and are surprisingly close to countless other species:

17,000 kinds of fish; 70 or so species of dolphins, whales, seals, sea lions and otters; some 10 kinds of sea turtles; and about 80 kinds of sea snakes.

The slideshow starts here if you want to see the rest.

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