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Observations specifying this field

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Muskrat Ondatra zibethicus

Observer

dongminsung

Date

April 17, 2017 12:20 PM EDT

Description

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Observer

piterkeo

Date

August 1, 2013
MZUSP PL. 1564

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Small Calcareous Cup Sycon ciliatum

Observer

ganderson

Date

May 25, 2016 01:27 PM EDT

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Sand Shrimp Crangon septemspinosa

Observer

ganderson

Date

May 25, 2016 11:55 AM EDT

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ganderson

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May 25, 2016 11:26 AM EDT

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Common Jingle Anomia simplex

Observer

ganderson

Date

May 25, 2016 10:16 AM EDT

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Northern Sea Squirt Molgula manhattensis

Observer

ganderson

Date

May 25, 2016 09:21 AM EDT

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Common Atlantic Slippersnail Crepidula fornicata

Observer

ganderson

Date

May 25, 2016 09:04 AM EDT

Description

Collected during a dredge off the back off a fishing boat. The shell was slightly broken when collected but the snail itself remained alive and intact.

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Blood Ark Lunarca ovalis

Observer

ganderson

Date

May 25, 2016 08:08 AM EDT

Description

This clam was collected during a dredge off the back of a fishing boat. It is unique due to the fact that it contains hemoglobin, which allows it to have red blood.

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Sea Vomit Didemnum vexillum

Observer

ganderson

Date

May 24, 2016 11:28 AM EDT

Description

This colonial tunicate was found surrounding the sea squirt styela clava, which was attached to a buoy off of MBL dock. This particular colonial is a more recent arrival in the area.

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European Ascidian Ascidiella aspersa

Observer

ganderson

Date

May 24, 2016 10:57 AM EDT

Description

This sea squirt was collected from beneath MBL dock. It can be identified due its rough texture and is often called the "rough sea squirt".

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San Diego Sea Squirt Botrylloides diegensis

Observer

ganderson

Date

May 24, 2016 10:47 AM EDT

Description

Collected off of a buoy attached to the MBL dock. This invasive from Japan can be identified by its bright color and the irregular linear nature of its zooids.

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Observer

ganderson

Date

May 24, 2016 10:25 AM EDT

Description

Collected using a dredge that ran along the ocean floor while attached to a fishing boat. Identified by its oversized claws that are both longer than its body.

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Purple-brown Urchin Arbacia punctulata

Observer

ganderson

Date

May 23, 2016 03:38 PM EDT

Description

Collected by running a dredge off the back of a fishing boat. It was easily identified by its distinct purple color and noted as a female due to the large number of eggs within it.

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Observer

ganderson

Date

May 23, 2016 03:20 PM EDT

Description

This dark colored worm was found in brackish water in a creek. It was collected by scooping shovelfuls of substrate into a screen and sifting through to find the organisms. Its particular species could not be identified.

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Estuary Ragworm Hediste diversicolor

Observer

ganderson

Date

May 23, 2016 02:29 PM EDT

Description

This colorful worm was found in a brackish creek. It was collected by sifting shovelfuls of substrate through a screen.

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Eastern Beaded Chiton Chaetopleura apiculata

Observer

ganderson

Date

May 20, 2016 04:02 PM EDT

Description

This chiton was found attached to a rock in the shallows of Great Harbor. It was collected near a number of hermit crabs and was partially covered by the sand.

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Northern Moon Snail Euspira heros

Observer

ganderson

Date

May 17, 2016 01:54 PM EDT

Description

This egg sac of the large northern moon snail was collected using a dredge off the back of a fishing boat that collected items from the ocean floor. This piece of egg sac alone probably contained thousands of eggs.

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Forbes's Sea Star Asterias forbesi

Observer

ganderson

Date

May 20, 2016 03:04 PM EDT

Description

This sea star was collected using a dredge that ran across the bottom of the Sound attached to a fishing boat. It was missing one of its arms when it was collected, but appeared to be in the process of beginning to regenerate.

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Atlantic Rock Crab Cancer irroratus

Observer

ganderson

Date

May 20, 2016 02:53 PM EDT

Description

This crab was collected by using a dredge that ran along the bottom of the ocean attached to a fishing boat. It was injured by the dredge while being collected but was still alive when samples were taken. It was identified using its color and lack of swimming legs.

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Portly Spider Crab Libinia emarginata

Observer

ganderson

Date

May 20, 2016 02:45 PM EDT

Description

This crab was collected by using a dredge off of a fishing boat. It was pulled up alive and identified as a female due to her wide abdomen.

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Atlantic Lugworm Arenicola cristata

Observer

ganderson

Date

May 19, 2016 03:48 PM EDT

Description

These lugworm egg sacs were fished from the shallows of Great Pond with a net. They float suspended in the water while at this stage in their life.

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Atlantic Ribbed Mussel Geukensia demissa

Observer

ganderson

Date

May 17, 2016 01:50 PM EDT
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Northern Quahog Mercenaria mercenaria

Observer

ganderson

Date

May 17, 2016 01:50 PM EDT
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Asian Shore Crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus

Observer

ganderson

Date

May 19, 2016 10:37 AM EDT

Description

This common and invasive shore crabs was found in the intertidal zone at Stony Beach. They were collected by unearthing rocks, which they often hide beneath.

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Observer

ganderson

Date

May 19, 2016 10:58 AM EDT

Description

This gammarid was found beneath rocks in the intertidal zone at Stony Beach. When disturbed, it hopped to escape capture. It was identified by the fact that its second antenna is about 2/3 the length of its first and by its distinctive eye shape.

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Rough Periwinkle Littorina saxatilis

Observer

ganderson

Date

May 19, 2016 10:34 AM EDT

Description

This periwinkle was found suctioned on to a rock just above the shoreline at Stony Beach. It can be identified by the grooves in the body whorl and the spiraling, pointed apex.

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Sea Vase Ciona intestinalis

Observer

ganderson

Date

May 19, 2016 11:49 AM EDT

Description

Located below the MBL dock attached to a buoy rope along with a variety of sponges and sea squirts.

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Solitary Glassy-Bubble Haminella solitaria

Observer

ganderson

Date

May 18, 2016 03:14 PM EDT

Description

This snail can be identified by its delicate and fragile shell that covers its dorsal half. It was collected from muddy sediment found in the shallows of the Little Sippewissett Marsh at low tide.

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Eastern Mudsnail Tritia obsoleta

Observer

ganderson

Date

May 17, 2016 01:51 PM EDT

Description

This mud snail was found partially buried in the sand in the shallows of the marsh at low tide.

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