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Sea squirt invasion destroying N.S. mussel industry – Slimy creatures attach themselves to mussels and rob them of nutrients

Invasive tunicates — also known as sea squirts — are slimy creatures that attach themselves to mussels and either rob the shellfish of nutrients and water, or literally rip the mussels off the socks with their sheer weight. They are invertebrates that look like giant orange slugs. [email protected]