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Tide-pool Scud

Gammarus oceanicus

Description:

Tiny shrimp ranging from pencil lead size to about 3/4 of an inch. The coloration varied from tiny white ones, to these black ones, and some brown.

Habitat:

Saltwater, tide pool.

Notes:

I was rolling rocks along the beach and came across hundreds of these little guys. I assume they are a primary source of food for the shorebirds.

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2 Comments

Musicwolf
Musicwolf a year ago

Wow! You nailed it. Thank you.

Druenn
Druenn a year ago

Sim.] Amphipod
- Tide-pool scud
Gammarus oceanicus

Homer, Alaska, USA

Lat: 59.64, Long: -151.54

Spotted on May 21, 2017
Submitted on May 22, 2017

Spotted for mission

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