Our last post was about sea hares found by the Summer 15 Invertebrate Zoology course, taught by Dr. Troy Nash, and they also found some intriguing amphipods! These Peppermint Amphipods are thought to be Thorlaksonius (?)depressus and are more common in warmer areas of the eastern Pacific.
This summer term (’15) the Invertebrate Zoology course, taught by Dr. Troy Nash, found some beautiful sea hares! Our best guess is that they are Aplyssia vaccaria.
The Invertebrate Zoology course this term (taught by Richard Emlet and Maya Watts) found some very interesting organisms that have only rarely, if ever, been seen in Oregon before! Bay Nature wrote this article about the Hopkins’ rose nudibranch (Okenia rosacea), a California native, which the class found at Sunset Bay. […]
Sea star wasting syndrome (SWS) has hit Oregon’s sea stars hard this past April and May (2014). Researchers and students at OIMB and ODFW have seen the number of sea stars disintegrating, displaying lesions, and discarding arms increase substantially within Coos Bay and both inter- and subtidally on our outer coast. Sea star wasting syndrome […]