Community of anemones, mussels, hydroids and tube worms in the North Sea

Community of anemones, mussels, hydroids and tube worms in the North Sea

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A community of anemones, mussels and hydroids living a riser of the Heather Alpha platform in the North Sea

Item Type:Image
Title:Community of anemones, mussels, hydroids and tube worms in the North Sea
Identification:Guerin, Andrew
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida (Segmented worms) > Class Polychaeta (Polychaete Worms) > Order Canalipalpata (Tube worms) > Family Serpulidae, Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria (Cnidarians) > Anthozoa (Sea Anemones & Corals) > Actinaria (Anemonies) > Actiniidae (Sea anemones), Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria (Cnidarians) > Hydrozoa (Polyps, Medusas) > Hydroida > Tubulariidae, Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca (Molluscs) > Class Bivalvia (Bivalves) > Order Mytiloida (Mussels) > Family Mytilidae (Mussels)
Species:Urticina sp., Mytilus edulis, Tubularia sp., Pomatoceros triqueter
Behaviour:Attached to riser
Site:Atlantic > North Sea
North Sea
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):approx 40
Countries:UK > North Sea
Habitat:Temperate
Substratum:Rig structure, riser
Rig:Heather Alpha
Project Partners:Rovtech, Lundin Petroleum, iicorr
Keywords:Algae, mussels, anemones, hydroids, tube worm casts, riser
Deposited By:Rob Curry
Deposited On:24 May 2007

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