Blue Tunicates and Red Sponge

Blue Tunicates and Red Sponge - Belize, 2008

This colorful image depicts how species overtake one another, just as they do in a rain forest. On this whip coral a group of pretty blue tunicates and red encrusting sponge are thriving. Tunicates, though rather basic taking in nutrient rich water through one hole, crossing it over a membrane and pushing it out another hole, actually have a central nervous system. They are therefore classified as a Chordata. See also Gold Tunicates.

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