You may have seen this grenade-shaped creature, a fiery-red sunset color, floating around in tanks at seafood restaurants and fish markets starting in spring. A type of tunicate, or sea squirt, it has soft flesh surrounded by a tough, leathery coat like a tunic, hence the name rooted to the sea floor. In their larval state, young meonggae have tiny vertebrae and tails and swim around looking for a surface on which to settle. Farmed meonggae larvae attach to long ropes in tanks before being lowered into open waters. Once they attach, they quickly lose their vertebrae and tails, develop tough skins, and then take about three years to fully mature.
A friend of mine put a sea squirt in front of me to eat and of course I ate it. THE most disgusting thing I've ever put in my mouth I love exotic foods i had a vivid dream about eating covered sea squirt nigri just before i woke up maybe 20 minutes ago and it was just as wrong in my Dream as in real life I just love how it looks now. You know I've never tried these sea squirts but I'd love to.
The Common Sea Squirt, very often called Sea Cucumber is neither a coral, seaweed, shellfish or whatever. It is an animal of its own class. In its natural habitat, already a prey to many marine predators, it has become rare because of the extensive catch by humans. Its natural colour is whitish out of the water while see pic above Hoya rasied by humans are of a deep orange colour.