Thursday, July 17, 2014
Underneath the docks at the Barking Crab
We then noticed a little creature that was sitting on one of the mussels we took out of the water to look at. We placed the animal in a cup of water and examined the organism and decided it resembled a shrimp of some sort.
Then we added some plant life in the water, which the animal seemed to respond to as it began swimming around more. We also noticed that more shrimp like creatures were attached to the plant life that we added in the cup.
We decided that these little shrimp are Hyallela Azteca. Then there was another organism in the cup that was on a piece of plant life. It almost looked like a stick, and seemed to be able to bend due to 5 joint like sections on its body.
We decided that the crab seen in the picture above is a Jonah Crab. We also saw another type of crab that we decided was a Common Spider Crab. Also, the jellyfish that the Common Spider Crab is eating, that we saw floating around in the water as well is a Moon Jellyfish.