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Predatory Tunicate by NocturnalSea Predatory Tunicate by NocturnalSea
I looked at my t-shirt website recently and realized it is-- how you say?-- the suck. So I'm going to start adding some new shirt prints to spruce things up a bit.

Predatory tunicates are sedentary predators found in the deep sea. While your average tunicate is a passive filter-feeder that looks like a vase, Megalodicopia has developed a large hood-trap around its inhalant siphon which it uses to grab little critters out of the water.

I'm rather shocked that no one-- NO ONE-- else on Deviantart has drawn a predatory tunicate (except for that cartoony nar-walrus yelling at a few). I mean, come on guys! Aren't these, like, every marine biology nerd's favorite animal? What gives?
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Orima-Kazooie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I MADE ONE. Two actually, though perhaps not at the time you made this: [link] [link]
I've got quite a lot of weird animal (based-) things in my gallery, actually, and would appreciate if you'd check it it out. :)
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NocturnalSea Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
oh yeah, I remember those! Neat!
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QuazarShark Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
aaaaaa I had no idea those things were real either, they scared the pants off me in Aquaria! xD
Looking at those brittlestars is extremely enjoyable.
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a-schlag Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
those things r cool
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And a new thing I learned again! I won't view them as mere "boring" filter feeders any more! =D
They look so alien in your painting I'd almost think something like that could live on Europa! =)
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meganbednarz Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012   General Artist
Dude. Aquaria. These guys were teh ebilness. I didn't realize they were reeeeallll O_O
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NocturnalSea Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yeah, that part was awesome! I absolutely love Aquaria! What's even better is the game also has Cymothoa exiqua, this freaky parasitic isopod that eats a fish's tongue, then takes its place.
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meganbednarz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012   General Artist
DUDE I remember that one... I learned about it before Aquaria though.
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avancna Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When I told one of my professors about Megalodicopia, he said it was "the rocket scientist among tunicates"
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The-Episiarch Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
I really like your style - it reminds me a lot of Ray Troll's work. :)
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