Tag: Coastal Biology

Bushy backed sea slug

Bushy backed sea slug (Dendronotus frondosus) The bushy backed sea slug (or nudibranch) is native to the Arctic, Atlantic, and Pacific Ocean.

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Cockatoo Squid

Cockatoo Squid (Taonius borealis) The Cockatoo Squid is a species of cranchiid (or glass squid) with their stocky arms held above their

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Babysitter Snails

Babysitter Snails (Neptunea amianta) These snails lay eggs in a spiral tower; the adult snail sits on top of the tower until

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Vesicomyid Clam

Vesicomyid Clam (Calyptogena sp.) These clams thrive in hydrogen sulfide rich environments, like the methane seep at Einstein’s Grotto at Southern Hydrate

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Blue Shark

Blue Shark (Prionace glauca) Blue sharks are a pelagic species that can be found worldwide in both tropical and cold temperate latitudes

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Brown Catshark

Brown Catshark (Apristurus brunneus) The brown catshark is a common sight at Southern Hydrate Ridge, and the species ranges from British Columbia

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Pacific Hagfish

Pacific Hagfish (Eptatretus stoutii) The Pacific Hagfish is an eel-shaped, jawless fish. This ancient species evolved ~550 million years ago, during the

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Blacktail Snailfish

Blacktail Snailfish (Careproctus melanurus) Careproctus melanurus is a common benthic fish at midslope and upper slope depths (and is the most abundant

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Lingcod

Lingcod (Ophiodon elongatus) Lingcod are endemic to the North American west coast and have been observed up to a size of 152

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