Mystery solved

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Posted by Merry on April 16, 2017 at 07:52:13:

In Reply to: Baffled by this one posted by Merry on April 14, 2017 at 19:30:12:

Kevin identified this as a bryozoan (not a hydroid), so Phil searched countless images and ID sites until he found it. Based on Gary McDonald's images*, it appears to be a Barentsia species, possibly Barentsia ramosa.

McDonald describes the stalks as being as long as 10mm, which seems to comport with it's size relative to the worm tube.

Thank you Kevin and Phil!

*Intertidal Invertebrates of the Monterey Bay Area, California.

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