Cnemidocarpa finmarkiensis

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Broadbase tunicate:
Broadbase tunicate (Cnemidocarpa finmarkiensis): This is a common species under rocks at low tide, and attached to man-made floating or hanging structures in harbors. It is often overlooked, however, because unlike Sea peach (Halocynthia aurantium) which is much like a little balloon, the broadbase tunicate turns into an orange-pink bump when it is out of the water. This leads many beachcombers to think that it is a non-descript blob, or a cryptic life stage of a better-known creature.

When under water, however, the two siphons typical of the tunicates become evident, and it is quite a charming and unique species.

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