Esquimalt Lagoon – 3 October 2013

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It was a sunny Thursday morning at Esquimalt Lagoon for the other class of second year marine scientists.

Emilio Seining

Again, we did two beach seines but at this location there was much less seaweed.

Seining 2

Searching

Seining 4 Searching 2

We found crangonid shrimp in the seine:Crangon

We then moved to the cobbles and found a diverse collection of organisms under the rocks.

Sizhe

Lots of crabs including: green shore crabs (Hemigrapsus oregonensis), decorator crabs and hermit crabs.

Shore crab

Decorator crab

We also found amphipods, isopods, barnacles, periwinkles, mussels, fish eggs and flatworms (and those were all under a single rock!).

Eggs et al

Notoplana

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