Unidentified sponge in the North Sea

Unidentified sponge in the North Sea

Description

An unidentified sponge, mussel shells, devonshire cup corals and anemones at the bottom of the Thistle platform in the North Sea

Item Type:Image
Title:Unidentified sponge in the North Sea
Identification:Guerin, Andrew
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera (Sponges), Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria (Cnidarians) > Anthozoa (Sea Anemones & Corals) > Actinaria (Anemonies) > Actiniidae (Sea anemones), Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria (Cnidarians) > Anthozoa (Sea Anemones & Corals) > Scleractinia (Stony corals) > Carophylliidae (Stony coral)
Species:Caryophyllia smithii, Urticina sp.
Behaviour:Attached to seabed
Site:Atlantic > North Sea
North Sea
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):165
Countries:UK > North Sea
Habitat:Temperate
Substratum: Rock and sand
Rig:Thistle A Platform
Project Partners:Rovtech, Lundin Petroleum, iicorr
Keywords:Stony coral, cup corals, sponge, mussel shells, Thistle Platform, North Sea
Deposited By:Rob Curry
Deposited On:24 May 2007

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