Whelk_waved&_Sponge_Palmate©JMacCausland.TIFAdd to Lightbox Download
Waved Whelk (Buccinum undatum) is common in the Gulf of Maine waters. It is pictured here with an orange Palmate Sponge, also called the Common Palmate Sponge (Isodictya palmata) has thick, round branches which look slightly flattened. The oscula, or holes, in the palmate sponge are more noticeable than in other North Atlantic branching sponges. The color varies from tan, yellow, or orange. They are sub-tidal. The pink encrusting organism on the whelk and the granite rocks is a crustose coralline algae. Also in the photo are a couple of green sea urchins. A little limpet has attached to the whelk. There is so much to see in the cloudy North Atlantic Ocean.
- Janet MacCausland
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- Sponges_ Porifera (under construction, Pls search), Mollusks _other than Cephalopods