This mystery tunicate is very interesting in that after photographing it on a dive, I couldn’t find a matching photo in my collection of marine life identification books.  I started a conversation with Neil McDaniel who was very interested, and he contacted other Pacific Northwest marine life experts.  Danny Kent of the Vancouver Aquarium confirmed the spheres within the tunicate siphon were fish eggs.  So, I went on a few more tunicate dives and shared additional information in the form of this video with the marine life experts.


Mystery Tunicate

A great discovery on a Vancouver Island dive!