Fouling Block #1:

This block was left under the Marine Discovery Tours dock. It was exposed during low tide. 


Fouling Block #2:

This block was left under the pier behind Hatfield Marine Science Center. It was not exposed at low tide. This is the same block that we examined in February 2002. Summer sunlight stimulated kelp and algal growth.


Partial List of Organisms Identified by Our Students:

Nudibranch
Obelia
Pea Clam
Polychaete Worm
Red Algae
Red Rock Crab
Sea Anemones
Sea Cucumber
Seaweed
Scale Worm
Shore Crab
Skeleton Shrimp
Sponge
Tube Worms
Tunicates
Ulva (Sea Lettuce)

 

 

 

Amiphipod
Barnacles
Bay Mussels
California Mussels
Clam
Copepod
Crab Megalops
Dungeness Crab
Green Algae
Green/black Goop
Hermit Crab
Juvenile Crabs
Kelp
Kelp Crab
Larval Crab
Molt of Crab