Tag: Coastal Biology

Pom Pom Anemone

Pom Pom Anemone (Liponema brevicornis) The Pom Pom Anemone actually looks like a pom pom. It has a circular or oblong shaped

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Mushroom Soft Coral

Mushroom Soft Coral (Anthomastus ritteri) This coral is soft, meaning that it does not produce a calcium carbonate skeleton. Unlike the rigid,

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Voragonema pedunculata

Voragonema pedunculata (No Common Name) The Voragonema pendunculata is a small red jellyfish that has 1000-2000 very fine tentacles. It also spends

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Deep-Sea Anemone

Deep Sea Anemone (Unknown sp.) Anemones are sessile polyps; they spend most of their lifetime attached to rocks or coral reefs via

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Dinner Plate Jelly

Dinner Plate Jelly (Solmissus sp.) The Dinner Plate Jelly belongs to the Genus Solmissus, and derives its common name from its flat-shaped

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Corallimorph anemone

Corallimorph anemone (Corallimorphus sp.) The corallimorph anemone or mushroom anemones are similar to sea anemones. They lack a calcareous skeleton but also

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Poralia rufescens

Poralia rufescens Very little is known about this jellyfish, except that it lives in deep waters. It was previously spotted in the

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Hermit Crab

Hermit Crab (Pagurus sp.) Hermit crabs belonging to the genus Pagurus use snail shells as homes. There are over 170 species of

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Scarlet King Crab

Scarlet King Crab (Lithodes couesi) The Scarlet King Crab is a deep-sea crab found at depths below 350 m along the Pacific

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