Carnivorous sea squirts lurk in the depths off Tasmania! An expedition to the Tasman Fracture Zone, off the southern coast of Tasmania, found a brand-new species of carnivorous tunicate. Similar to the species from the Monterey Canyon, the Tasmanian devil-squirt captures prey like a Venus fly trap – when unfortunate critters brush against it, the squirt snaps shut. Pretty impressive for a critter that usually just lounges about filtering water.
For more on why urochordates are the best phyla in all the sea, see here.