Purl Diver Collection SEA TULIPS

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The Sea Tulip (or Pyura spinifera, for those of you who would rather use the scientific name) is a species of sessile ascidian that lives in coastal waters at depths of up to 260 feet. They are filter feeders so named due to the flower-like appearance of a knobbly 'bulb' attached to a long stalk.

Sea tulips come in a variety of colours, including white, pink, yellow, orange, and purple. The coloration of sea tulips depends upon their association with a symbiotic sponge that covers their surface. We have created our color to capture the pretty pink hues of the sea tulips pictured here.

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