sea squirt


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Recent Examples on the Web In fact, the most primitive animal known to have cannabinoid receptors is the sea squirt, which lived more than 600 million years ago. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "There's a scientific reason you crave junk food when you don't get enough sleep," 23 Oct. 2019 Leatherbacks feed on jellyfish and sea squirts and can easily migrate from Japan to California. Craig Welch, National Geographic, "Sea turtles are surviving—despite us," 20 Sep. 2019 Unlike other Odontonia species, however, O. plurellicola and O. bagginsi do not live in solitary tunicates; their sea squirts of choice live in colonies and are smaller than their solitary counterparts. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Introducing a Hairy-Footed Shrimp Named After Bilbo Baggins," 13 June 2018 Sea anemone, sea squirts, raw trout, live octopus, and the list goes on and on. David Segal, New York Times, "Why the Pyeongchang Games Are Different From All the Others," 17 Feb. 2018 The lesson from the sea squirt is that brains are used for seeking and decision-making. Anthony Brandt And David Eagleman, Smithsonian, "Where Do New Ideas Come From?," 31 Oct. 2017

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1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Sea squirt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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