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  • Gersemia rubiformis

    Sea strawberry, Red soft coral

    Sea strawberry is made up of many polyps. It resembles a trunk with many branches, on which the polyps are found. The mouth of each polyp is surrounded by 8 tentacles.

    Class
    Anthozoa
    Order
    Alcyonacea
    Family
    Nephtidae
  • Myoxocephalus scorpius

    Shorthorn sculpin

    This fish has an elongated body, with spines near its gills and on its large, flattened head. It has a large mouth and eyes. Behind its spiny dorsal fin is a fin with blurry bars.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Scorpaeniformes
    Family
    Cottidae
  •  Aulactinia stella

    Silver spotted anemone

    The silver spotted anemone is a squat organism, with a columnar body topped by tentacles.

    Class
    Anthozoa
    Order
    Actiniaria
    Family
    Actiniidae
  • Mya arenaria

    Softshell clam

    The soft body of this clam is contained in a bivalved shell. With its flat shape and muscular foot, it can easily bury itself in loose bottoms.

    Class
    bivalvia (pelecypoda; lamellibranchia)
    Order
    Eulamellibranches
    Family
    Myacidae
  • Squallus acanthias

    Spiny dogfish

    The spiny dogfish has five gill slits on either side of its body, just in front of the pectoral fin. This shark has two dorsal fins and, in front of each of these, a sharp spine.

    Class
    Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish)
    Order
    Squaliformes
    Family
    Squalidae
  • Crossaster papposus

    Spiny sunstar

    The spiny sunstar is a very large, stocky sea star with 8 to 16 short, cone-shaped arms (usually 12 to 14). Short spines are clearly visible on its surface.

    Class
    Asteroidea
    Order
    Spinulosida
    Family
    Solasteridae
  • Anarhichas minor

    Spotted wolffish

    The spotted wolffish gets its name from the fact that it has enormous teeth and numerous brown spots on its body.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Perciformes
    Family
    Anarhichadidae
  • Morone saxatilis

    Striped bass

    The striped bass has an elongated body, a large mouth and a forked tail. It varies in colour from dark olive green to steel blue or even black.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Perciformes
    Family
    Moronidae
  • Melanitta perspicillata

    Surf scoter

    The surf scoter is about the same size as the black scoter, but its larger head and bill make it resemble a common eider.  

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Anseriformes
    Family
    Anatidae (geese and ducks)
  • Thorny skate (Amblyraja radiata)

    Thorny skate

    The tail of the thorny skate has two small dorsal fins. The ventral side is white and the dorsal side brown with dark spots.

    Class
    Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish)
    Order
    Rajiformes
    Family
    Rajidae