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Sea Life & Aquarium Substrates

Sea life from the Northern Atlantic Ocean. 50 degree F salt water species. Gulf of Maine Inc. supplies sea life, beach plants, and aquarium substrates from Maine, collected by hand.

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Lacy Crust Bryozoan (Membranipora spp.)

Lacy Crust Bryozoan (Membranipora spp.)

from 25.00

Common name: lacy crust bryozoan

Scientific name:  Membranipora spp.

Locations:  grows on macro-algae like kelps & irish moss

Seasonality:  available year round

Colors:  white colonies

Size:  1" - 12"

Collected:  by hand

Quantity:  sold by each colony on host plant

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 Lacy crust covering a kelp holdfast.

Lacy crust covering a kelp holdfast.

Tidepool Tim says,  “Lacy crust is one of the prettiest organisms you will see in tidepools, in kelp beds, or even washed up on the shores. This animal grows as a colony with new growth emerging at the lateral edges of the white colony. Since some kelp plants grow for many years, sometimes this bryozoan can be 12" in diameter. I have seen thousands of these over the years and still, they command my attention every time I see a new one.”