Jellyfish cloning station
Hydroid polyps, ~4mm tall, from San Francisco Bay
Immaculate Jellyfish Conception
Margelopsis haeckeli, ~2mm, from a plankton sample in Queens, New York City
Colonial filter-feeding animals, 8mm tall portion shown. Collected from an 55 meters deep in the Caribbean
Opalescent Sea Slug
Hermissenda opalescens, 2cm long, From Pillar Point tide pools, California.
Malthopsis sanguineus, 5.8cm overall length. Collected by a submersible from 250 meters deep in the Caribbean.
Mutated dove snail
Zafrona sp., 4mm shell length. The eyes of this species are normally on separate stocks. This unusual specimen has them fused together. Collected from 91 meters deep in the Caribbean.
Ctenoides sp., 5mm shell width. Collected from 91 meters deep in the Caribbean.
Hermaphroditic slug with babies
Roundback Slug, Arion sp., ~1cm long. Collected from under a log in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
This is classic example of “plankton,” which really just means tiny sea creatures. This character is 4mm. Collected from the surf in Queens, New York City.
Found on some Ageratum from the Tribeca Farmers Market, Manhattan. 1cm long.
In a drop of water, less than 1mm each. Collected from 91 meters deep in the Caribbean.
Tiny marine crustacean. Classic “plankton,” ~4mm long. Collected from the San Francisco Bay.
Detachable Autonomous Sex Organ
Epitokes — An evolutionary trick to avoid predation where marine worms’ sex organs grow heads and eyes and swim to the surface for a big party while the original worm stays safely down below. 4mm, from the San Francisco Bay.
Psilotris laurae, a tiny adult goby (about 1.5 cm long) from the Caribbean. Named after the wife, Laura, of the Substation Curaçao creator, Dutch Schrier.
Plant bug nymph
Lapidea sp., 2mm long. Collected from the Tribeca Green Market, Manhattan.
Plant Bug Nymph
Collected from my dear friend Cece’s backyard in Berkeley, California. 4mm long, Famly Miridae.
Black Caterpillar Hunter
Calosoma sayi. 1cm long. Found under a log in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
Candy Stripe Nemertean
This ribbon worm, Micrura sp. nov., although fairly well known and documented, is still an undescribed species. Collected from 55 meters deep in the Caribbean.
Pachymerium ferrugineum, ~2cm long. Found under a log in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. The first find of the Invertebrates of New York project in May 2018.