Dare to Be 100: The Moving Brain

July 23, 2014 4:05 PM

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This sea squirt is probably the least remarkable creature that you will never meet. It hangs around rocky shores, reefs and piers. It is altogether uninteresting except for one amazing fact.

After being born with a brain, shortly thereafter it eats it. It eats it because it is hungry and thereby forgoes its free swimming phase, and attaches itself to a rock where it scoops up the unsuspecting meal of plankton. The sea squirt therefore serves as a perfect example of the importance of the...

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