Re: NANFA-- Mussels

R. W. Wolff (
Mon, 2 Sep 2002 20:04:00 -0500

We have those big " brain " bryozoans here in the marsh. Snails apparently
leave them be, because snails are very common where they are found, as are
fish and other things. Atleast five distinct snail species in that same
area. One thing that is different where the big globs are compared to small
ones is light current. Maybe the current helps them feed better and keep
growing to make up for predation? There are also other species of smaller
ones, and some that are attached that look like bristle worms, and then
there are the sponges which unless green with algae, look like some yellow
white sludge, but porous. The other neat sponge grows towers like a those
"living rock" things they used to sell. Just add water and over night the
jewels grow into spires and turrets. Too bad these animals are not so easily
kept. I have had some luck with volunteers in the ponds ,however.
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