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What

Longfin Inshore Squid Doryteuthis pealeii

Observer

dremsen

Date

September 1, 2015

Description

Continued small mop of embryos collected in dredge by RV Gemma.

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What

Flat-clawed Hermit Crab Pagurus pollicaris

Observer

dremsen

Date

September 1, 2015

Description

Numerous specimens collected by dredge on RV Gemma today

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What

Portly Spider Crab Libinia emarginata

Observer

dremsen

Date

September 1, 2015

Description

Males and females today with many females carrying a fresh clutch of eggs. See bright orange color. Have been seeing these since June. See video at https://flic.kr/p/x9NJBt

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What

Atlantic surf clam Spisula solidissima

Observer

dremsen

Date

September 1, 2015

Description

I'd be interested in input on this. I've heard there is some dispute on whether we have other Spisula here (sayi??) and it seems to me the clams we get here are different from those we get in Menemsha on the Vineyard. Specifically, I never see the really large individuals with the black peristracum in these more local specimens. They tend to be smaller with these very clean shells. Just a thought. See additional photos of the dredge contents. Lots of Spisula shell.

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What

Purple-brown Urchin Arbacia punctulata

Observer

dremsen

Date

September 1, 2015

Description

Approximately 60 collected.

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What

Northern Moon Snail Euspira heros

Observer

dremsen

Date

September 1, 2015

Description

Many small specimens, some empty and some containing Pagurus pollicaris. Bad shot for diagnosis.

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What

Northern searobin Prionotus carolinus

Observer

dremsen

Date

September 1, 2015

Description

Single immature specimen retrieved unharmed in dredge. Approx. 2 inches in length. Black pectorals.

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What

Forbes's Starfish Asterias forbesi

Observer

dremsen

Date

September 1, 2015

Description

Numerous specimens with several large (>7 inches across). Collected via scallop dredge by RV Gemma.

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Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

Snail fur growing on shell occupied by Pagurus longicarpus.

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What

Northern Moon Snail Euspira heros

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

At least two live specimens and many empty (or inhabited) shells. Collected via scallop dredge.

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What

Long-claw Hermit Crab Pagurus longicarpus

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

The common near-shore hermit crab. Numbers collected via scallop dredge today.

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What

Blood Ark Anadara ovalis

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

Commonly caught in scallop dredge. Numerous specimens today (~10)

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What

Horsemussels Genus Modiolus

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

Numerous specimens collected.

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What

Atlantic Rock Crab Cancer irroratus

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

Single male specimen collected via dredge today.

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Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

This species forms the sandy tubes showing in the photo. Others are Hydroides. On Spisula.

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What

Atlantic bay scallop Argopecten irradians

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

Collected 5-7 specimens via single tow (20 min) scallop dredge.

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What

Flat-clawed Hermit Crab Pagurus pollicaris

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

At least 5 specimens collected via scallop dredge today. All inhabiting moon snail shells.

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What

Portly Spider Crab Libinia emarginata

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

Approximately 15 adult specimens collected via dredge today after 20 minutes of towing. At least one female possessed early stage (bright orange / red) eggs. Both males and females collected. any number of smaller specimens (

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What

Longfin Inshore Squid Doryteuthis pealeii

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

Small egg mops are often taken via scallop dredge during the summer. Today there were 4-5, all composed of ~100 capsules.

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What

knobbed whelk Busycon carica

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

One very large and one mid-sized specimen taken in scallop dredge during educational trip.

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What

Northern Star Coral Astrangia poculata

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

Colony of our local hard coral found growing from a piece of Spisula shell. Polyps on both surfaces.

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Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

White tube worm found commonly on empty shell in Vineyard Sound. Collected via scallop dredge.

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Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

White crust covering a Spisula shell. Collected via scallop dredge.

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What

Transverse Ark Clam Anadara transversa

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

This species is often found inside empty clam shells; often right at the hinge. Collected via scallop dredge.

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What

Common Jingle Anomia simplex

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

Several specimens attached to a Spisula shell and being encrusted by Didemnum. Collected by scallop dredge.

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What

Common Jingle Anomia simplex

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

Several specimens attached to a Spisula shell and being encrusted by Didemnum. Collected by scallop dredge.

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Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

Abundant in our coastal waters. Deciduous in autumn. Much more brown than S. natans when found in wrack lines.

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Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

Many colonies of this encrusting species. It forms nodular encrustations; usually encrusting clam or snail shells and slowly enveloping and dissolving them.

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What

Eastern Beaded Chiton Chaetopleura apiculata

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

Several specimens collected via dredge today. In photo is the specimen at lower part of Spisula shell. Collected via scallop dredge.

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What

Hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

Shell of a very old and very large specimen with an abnormal curve in the valves.