At the docks by the Barking Crab I observed :
Blue Mussels. There were a lot of them stuck to floaters under the dock and to ropes attached to the docks. These mussels are very popular around this area of the harbor.They were blue and black and the insides of them were very smooth.
I also saw green sea lettuce ,which was a very bright and shiny green. There was a lot of his type of species all over the docks.
Attached to the mussel was a strange covering that felt very slimy. This we recognized as golden star tunicates. It was very nice to look at under a magnifying glass. Surrounding the stars was a slimy textured covering which was golden in color.
There was also a very stringy and red type if plant that we pulled out . In this red plant there were a lot of little bugs living in it. The closest identification we could find for this plant was bushy red weed. It was reddish and it had several leave sections to it.
Floating around the water we found ascophyllum mackaii(or so we believe) .This dark green/brownish plant has poppers at the end of every leaf. If the poppers are popped they just make a loud sounds, but that's about it. It was a lot of fun popping then.A common name for these is Rockweed
Finally at the end we found a small shell that appears to be very similar to morton's egg cockle . Although the outside was brown I think it was originally supposed to be white. It was about an inch long and the hinge was on the right side of the shell,which was shaped in an oval shape.
Overall day 3 was wonderful! I realized how there were so many different types if species that could live so close to each other. I am excited to see what other species we find next and if they seem to repeat in other locations!