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Bryozoan Colony Cut in Half

Gray, speckled, translucent gelatinous blob cut in half to show structure

Bryozoan colonies of the species Pectinatella magnifica can form gelatinous masses as large as basketballs, although they are typically smaller. Colonies may be found free-floating or attached to submerged rocks, dock supports, logs, plastic debris or vegetation.

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