All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Common Bugula</strong> (brown) and <strong>Sargassum Sea Mat Bryozoans</strong> (white) 
<em>Bugula neritina</em>  and <em>Membranipora tuberculata</em>

These are the remains of two types of Bryozoans, minute colonial filter-feeding animals...
Common Bugula (brown) and Sargassum Sea Mat Bryozoans (white)
Bugula neritina and Membranipora tuberculata

These are the remains of two types of Bryozoans, minute colonial filter-feeding animals. The tiny animals that lived in the little openings were called zooids. The brown Bugula remains could easily be mistaken for a brown or reddish seaweed, but it is neither a plant nor an alga.

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