Zostera marina is a seagrass species, commonly known as eelgrass, that is found on both coasts of the United States, as well as in Europe. Unfortunately, Zostera is disappearing all over the place, including right here in New York. This could have devastating impacts on animals that rely on eelgrass as foraging grounds, or, as is the case with scallops, use it as a refuge from predation. This is its story, as seen through the eyes of an aspiring graduate student...

Saturday, October 30, 2010

A video of feeding cucumbers...

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This is a burrowing tentacular feeding sea cucumber.  I believe this is Sclerodactyla briareus although if anyone else has a better idea, let me know.

Also, look for some changes to the Chronicles in the coming week. Happy Halloween!

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