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Sun Star

Morning Sun Star (Solaster dawsoni) These sea stars are found on either side of the North Pacific, usually in rocky habitats but

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Rockfish

Rockfish (Sebastes sp.) These orange or red rockfish are a common sight at Southern Hydrate Ridge (~780 meters water depth), often resting

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Mola Mola

Ocean Sunfish (Mola Mola) The largest bony fish in the world (and one of the strangest) is often seen near the surface

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Unidentified Salp 1

Unidentified Salp 1 Salps are planktonic tunicates, and are in Phylum Chordata along with fish and all vertebrate animals! They move by

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Scale Worms

Scale Worms (Branchinotogluma tunnicliffae) Scale worms are flat-bodied, segmented polychaetes that are very commonly observed roaming through tube worms and ciliate colonies

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Palm Worms

Palm Worms (Paralvinella sp.) Paralvinella sp. are commonly known as Palm Worms. They have feather-like gills that look like palm fronds, which

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Ridgeia Tubeworm

Ridgeia Tubeworm (Ridgeia piscesae) Ridgeia piscesae is a tube worm found in a variety of environments on the Juan de Fuca Ridge.

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Umbrella Octopus

Umbrella Octopus (Opisthoteuthis sp.) Umbrella octopi are known for their curious way of getting around – by using a combination of pulsing

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