An Israeli researcher holds a sea squirt removed from the Red Sea as part of research work an Israeli team is conducting in the Israeli resort. EILAT, Israel (Reuters) - A rubbery sea creature with an irritating habit of clinging to ships and invading beaches could help measure plastic. Researchers from Israel have found that ascidians - also know as sea squirts - are a great barometer for local sea pollution levels. In fact, scientists recently found that so-called star. Sea squirt, also called ascidian, any member of the invertebrate class Ascidiacea (subphylum Urochordata, also called Tunicata), marine animals with some.
As plantlike as it may appear, the sea squirt, an invertebrate marine animal, is not heartless.