Bryozoa - "Cryptosula Pallasiana" ?
Bryozoa - "Cryptosula Pallasiana" ?

One of a number of very similar Bryozoa.
An encrusting Sea Mat , on a cave wall surrounded by the Barnacle - "Eliminus Modestus"
Often looking more like algae , it is in fact a colony of animals (Zooids) , each inside a secreted case - "Zooecium".

Ref: 10828

Date: 17/09/2012

Location: Barafundle Bay

Bryozoa - "Cryptosula Pallasiana" ?

One of a number of very similar Bryozoa.
An encrusting Sea Mat , on a cave wall surrounded by the Barnacle - "Eliminus Modestus"
Often looking more like algae , it is in fact a colony of animals (Zooids) , each inside a secreted case - "Zooecium".

Ref: 10828

Date: 17/09/2012

Location: Barafundle Bay