Invasive Sea Squirt Found in Sitka Harbor

Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka

State officials say an invasive species of sea squirt has been found in Sitka’s Whiting Harbor.   The small invertebrate is called a “tunicate.”  It was discovered for the first time in Alaska when volunteers and scientists conducted a “bioblitz” in Sitka last June. Test results came back in August confirming the tunicates as a species not native to Sitka Sound.

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