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Halipteris willemoesi  (White Sea Pen)

Photo of Halipteris willemoesi by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #15661)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Howe Sound sill Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat subtidal, mud
Photo Date Upload Date January 04, 2012
Elevation (m) -25
UTM Zone # Latitude 49.5688888888889
UTM Easting Longitude -123.286388888889
UTM Northing Photo ID # 15661
Notes The Sea Whip is a slender, very tall sea whip reaching 2.5 m in length. Common below 25 m on mud substrates such as the Howe Sound sill. Not capable of retraction into the substrate. One of the largest sea pens known. Identification by Dr. Gary Williams. See Williams, 1995, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society (1995), 113: 93-140.

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