Community of soft corals, anemones, mussels and hydroids in the North Sea

Community of soft corals, anemones, mussels and hydroids in the North SeaCommunity of soft corals, anemones, mussels and hydroids in the North Sea

Description

A community of soft corals, anemones, mussels and hydroids living on and around the bottom of the Heather Alpha platform in the North Sea

Item Type:Image
Title:Community of soft corals, anemones, mussels and hydroids in the North Sea
Identification:Guerin, Andrew
Classification: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), Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria (Cnidarians) > Anthozoa (Sea Anemones & Corals) > Alcyonacea (Soft Corals) > Alcyoniidae
Species:Urticina sp., Mytilus edulis, Tubularia sp., Sagartia sp., Alcyonium digitatum
Behaviour:Attached to subsea structure of rig
Site:Atlantic > North Sea
North Sea
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):approx 30
Countries:UK > North Sea
Habitat:Temperate
Substratum:Rocky, rig structure
Rig:Heather Alpha
Project Partners:Rovtech, Lundin Petroleum, iicorr
Keywords:Mussels, anemones, hydroids, soft corals, mussels
Deposited By:Rob Curry
Deposited On:24 May 2007

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