Tag: Coastal Biology

Brisingid Sea Stars

Brisingid Sea Stars The Brisingidae are a family of deep-sea sea stars, named after Brísingamen, a necklace belonging to Freya from Norse

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Sea Pens

Sea Pens (unknown species) Sea pens (order Pennatulacea) are colonial marine cnidarians that are widely distributed in tropical and temperate waters worldwide,

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Branching Bryozoans

Branching Bryozoans (likely Bugula sp.) Bryozoans (also known as “moss animals”) are a phylum of simple, aquatic invertebrates, nearly all living in

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Bubblegum coral

Bubblegum coral (Paragorgia arborea) These soft corals in the family Paragorgiidae are commonly known as “bubblegum coral” because of the shape of

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Sunflower Sea Star

Sunflower Sea Star (Pycnopodia helianthoides) This sea star, found in the northeastern Pacific Ocean, is one of the largest sea stars in

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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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Salps

Salps (unidentified species) Salps are planktonic tunicates, and are in Phylum Chordata along with fish and all vertebrate animals! They move by

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