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Friday, September 13, 2013

Kelp finds - September 2013

What could be better than a day at the aquarium? A washed up hunk of kelp on the beach! All of the following creatures were found hiding in the kelp. You'll never look at kelp on the beach the same way again :)

anemone

nudibranch

something orange a brittle star spit out

anemone

some kind of shrimp and a skeleton shrimp on the right
aggregating anemone

hard to see but it's a tiny feather duster worm

ghost shrimp?

western spiny brittle and a flat worm

unidentified anemone
some kind of worm out of its tube

unidentified

larval octopus

unidentified

unidentified
anemone

unidentified

peanut worm?

worm and mussel with its foot out

purple star
ghost shrimp

larval octopus - so cute!

larval octopus

unidentified brittle

unidentified brittle

We could use some help identifying these!

1 comment:

  1. Great pics!!! Such a fun day for us. No classroom text will beat the power of observation. :)

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