January 31, 2007

Photos from Huntington Beach State Park in Pawley's Island, SC & microscope photos of some items

Copyright 2007 Jo O'Keefe All Rights Reserved

Today I went to the Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet. Because I was searching for an invasive barnacle, a ranger kindly drove me to the jetty and picked me up when I had walked part way back. While walking, I picked up a few sponges.

Red Beard Sponge, Microciona prolifera, on the left and showing a brittle star on it on the right
Sponge -- perhaps Mycale americana
Sponge -- possibly a tube sponge. It had four stalks until I broke off one.
Excurrent pore of sponge, oscula
Brittle star disk
Probably part of a bryozoan that I pulled off of a sponge
Part of a very young barnacle
The photos below are probably amphipods or parts of them
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