APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Tubulipora plumosa Thompson in Harmer, 1898 - A cyclostome bryozoan (Bryozoan images)
Cyclostome bryozoan
Tubulipora plumosa
- on Thongweed button 1

Cyclostome bryozoan
Tubulipora plumosa
- on Thongweed button 2

Specimen above were found on the underside of Thongweed buttons, the Thongweed buttons being collected very fresh on the shore after an autumn storm at Long Rock Station, near Marazion, Cornwall. 18.10.14. Fresh Thongweed buttons are often a very good source of fauna and flora.

Cyclostome bryozoan
Tubulipora plumosa
- under rock in shallow water 1

Cyclostome bryozoan
Tubulipora plumosa
- under rock in shallow water 2

Cyclostome bryozoan
Tubulipora plumosa
- close-up zooids 1

Specimen above found under a rock in shallow water on an extreme low tide at Vellan Drang, Lizard, Cornwall. 25.09.14.

Cyclostome bryozoan
Tubulipora plumosa
- in Saccorhiza polyschides 1

Cyclostome bryozoan
Tubulipora plumosa
- in Saccorhiza polyschides 2

Cyclostome bryozoan
Tubulipora plumosa
- in Saccorhiza polyschides 3

Species frequently found occupying the large ball structure found on the brown seaweed Furbelows, Saccorhiza polyschides.

Specimens above found at Chyandour Rocks, Penzance, Cornwall, 10.11.11; at Hannafore Point, near Looe, Cornwall, 12.03.09; and at many other places, a common species in the south-west.

Cyclostome bryozoan
Tubulipora plumosa ?
- on rock 1

Cyclostome bryozoan
Tubulipora plumosa ?
- on rock 2

Specimen above found under algae, on rock, on the extreme lowershore at Spit Point, Par, near St. Austell, Cornwall. 27.05.10.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

Tubulipora plumosa Sea Mat Bryozoan Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.