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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.

Aquarium substrates

Arthropods

Bony fishes

Brachiopods

Bryozoa

Cartilaginous fishes

Cnidaria

Echinoderms

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Macroalgae

Molluscs

Plankton

Saltwater plants

Sponges

Tunicates

Worms

Siphonophora (Siphonophore spp.)

Siphonophora (Siphonophore spp.)

from 30.00

Common name:  Siphonophore

Scientific name:  Siphonophora spp.

Locations:  open ocean water, upwellings, eddy currents around peninsulas

Seasonality:  summer months, sometimes seen during fall and winter

Colors:  translucent, bright spectrum of colors

Size:  1”-130’

Collected:  dip net

Quantity:  sold by the each

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Tidepool Tim says,  “Colonial hydroids are true show-stoppers. They may look like jellyfish - but they are actually carnivorous colonies of polyps working in unison. Siphonophores are “superorganisms.” They are usually elongate and rope-like, reaching sizes of up to 40 m in length, and longer than a blue whale! To appreciate this animal fully, you will need to see it submerged in water. The individuals that join to form siphonophores are called “zooids” and they participate in divided labor. Each “piece” of the animal does a different job!”