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Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Region off Boston, Massachusetts

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Photographs of Seabed Habitat and Fauna


Click on specific habitat/sediment types or faunal categories to view thumbnail and jpeg images of the seabed features.

For information on USGS station and quadrangle numbers, date, location (longitude and latitude), and water depth, look up the image number in the photo attribute table (pdf format).

You will need to download the free Adobe Reader in order to look at the photo attribute table.

Photo credits: Page Valentine and Dann Blackwood, USGS

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Habitat/Sediment type


boulders

burrowed mud

cobbles and boulders

gravel

gravelly sand

mud

muddy gravel

muddy sand

rippled muddy sand

rippled sand

sand

sandy gravel

shell deposit

Fauna


algae

anemone

barnacles

brown sea squirt

bryozoa

burrowing anemone

cancer crab

cod

dead mollusc shells

finger sponge

flounder

funnel worm

goosefish

gray sea squirt

hermit crab


herring egg bed

lobster

magenta
calcareous algae


mussels

ocean pout

orange sponge

red hake

redfish

sand dollar

sand lance

scallop

sculpin

sea cucumber

sea pen


sea urchin

shrimp

skate

spider crab

sponge

stalked ascidian

starfish

trawl marks

white brachiopod

white sponge

white worm tubes

wolffish

yellow sponge

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