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Shining a spotlight on seafloor creatures

Stylatula elongata is often found in groups. Photo courtesy of Chris Grossman, www.diver.net
Stylatula elongata is often found in groups. Photo courtesy of Chris Grossman, www.diver.net

We are pleased to include a number of new species accounts from the Washington State Department of Ecology's blog EcoConnect. Ecology has been shining a spotlight on some of the unsung creatures living in the sediment of Puget Sound's seafloor. These fascinating accounts will be of interest to readers of all backgrounds, and feature gorgeous photos of rarely seen and seldom-studied species. Two recent articles include profiles of sea slugs and the exotic 'sea pen.' More articles will be appearing on these pages in the future. If you are hungry to know even more about what is burrowed down into the seafloor, check out our full list of Puget Sound's benthic invertebrates on our species page.