Brian Macdonald's picture

Polyps?

Observed: 21st November 2010 By: Brian Macdonald
Beach2
Description:

Soft but resilient translucent jelly lozenges c. 25mm long, left on the strand line after strong winds.

Identifications
  • Ciona intestalis
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Mike Kendall's picture

Biodiversity

The sea squirts in the centre of the image are probably Ciona but there looks to be a colonial species in the bottom right hand corner too.

There is a piece of damaged sponge in the bottom of the image just left of centre and the bryozoan Flustra foliacea (looking like pale seaweed) is spread over it.

Mike Kendall