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The solitary pink-mouth hydroid keeps it together (at a distance)
The solitary pink mouth hydroid demonstrates that it might just be possible to embrace togetherness – at a safe distance.
Stuck at home? Get cozy like the tunicate amphipod
Meet the tunicate amphipod, a critter that embraces the comforts of home like no other.
It ain’t easy being green…unless you’re a kelp humpback shrimp
Top o’ the morning to you! Take a lesson from the kelp humpback shrimp, who woke up dressed and ready in its Irish best.
Explore your sweet (or bitter) side this Valentine’s Day with the western bittersweet
This Valentines day, celebrate our most complicated emotions and learn more about the western bittersweet.
Brighten your holiday season with the northern opalescent nudibranch
This month’s aquatic critter looks like a luminous holiday spirit carrying dozens of flickering candles. Definitely don’t try this at home, no matter how festive the effect might be!
This creeping pedal sea cucumber might just give you the creeps!
Move over, bats and spiders! With its blood-red tentacles and scaly body, the creeping pedal sea cucumber might just be the next creature to haunt your Halloween nightmares.
Our scientists contribute to “global biodiversity library”
Last week I was in sunny Los Angeles for the third and final west coast invertebrate “bioblitz” of the summer — the LA Urban Ocean Expedition (LAUOE).
Celebrate Pride! The Ornate Tube Worm sports all the colors of the rainbow
Our benthic taxonomists share details on critters in sediment habitats, including life history, and the role each critter plays in the community. This month's focus is the Ornate Tube Worm.
Our sediment monitoring team contributes to the Smithsonian’s Global Genome Initiative
Our scientists use DNA barcoding to identify Puget Sound benthic invertebrates. This work is a collaboration for the Global Genome Initiative.
Moss animals: Animals in plant disguises!
Bryozoans take on many different growth forms that provide habitat and shelter for juvenile fish and invertebrates. Some resemble fans or lace, while others appear more geometric.

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