Ecology of Atlantic Shores

 

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Introduction to Organisms in the Rocky Intertidal*

The following is a list of some of the main species seen at Nahant:

 

Crabs

 

                                          Carcinus maenas - Green Crab                                                                            

    Cancer borealis - Jonah Crab                        Hemigrapsus sanguineaus - Asian Shore Crab               

                                                                               http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=565        

       

 

 

Algae

4 common algae seen

Ascophyllum nodosum -

Knotted Wrack

Fucus vesiculosis- Rockweed Chondrus crispus - Irish Moss Ulva lactuca - Sea Lettuce

 

Cladophora/Spongomorpha complex

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other:

                                                                                                                                                              www.gastropods.com/Shell_Images/A-Con/Acmaea_testudinalis.jpg
   Pagurus species - Hermit crab   Acmaea testudinalis - Tortoise shell limpet Asterias species - Northern sea star

 

 

 

 

 

Mytilus edulis - Blue mussel

Pholis gunnellus -

Rock gunnel

Semibalanus balanoides -

Northern rock barnacle

                                                                                                http://www.coldoceanaquarium.ca/Exhibits/gunnel.html

 

 

 

***I purposely omitted snails from this list, as I will be going more into detail with their life history in relation to my individual project. That can be reached here.