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Caption: Didemnum vexillum was given the name "rock vomit" following its discovery in Sitka, Alaska, during a citizen science survey called the Bioblitz in June 2010. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center has created an online public database to provide key information about the non-native marine species throughout the nation.
Credit: Image courtesy of Melissa Frey, Royal BC Museum, Canada
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