Acorn Barnacle

Semibalanus balanoides
Scale 4 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 1
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PLAY: The Acorn Barnacle is a suspension feeder, extracting food from the water.
FACT: Acorn Barnacle produce a brown glue that fastens it to a hard surface.

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Graphic by Bita
Semibalanus balanoides is a common and widespread boreo–arctic species of acorn barnacle. It is common on rocks and other substrates in the intertidal zone of north-western Europe and both coasts of North America. Adult S. balanoides grow up to 15 millimetres (0.6 in) in diameter, and are sessile, living attached to rocks and other solid substrates. They have six greyish wall plates surrounding a diamond-shaped operculum.[2][3] The base of the shell is membranous in Semibalanus, unlike […] read more

Caribbean Spiny lobster

Panulirus argus
Scale 5 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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• Panulirus argus has a MOVE of 1, and can only prey on SPECIES with a SCALE of 4 or 5.

• Panulirus argus is a SCAVENGER. If removed due to a consequence of an EVENT card, return to your hand.


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Graphic by Joe
Panulirus argus, the Caribbean spiny lobster,[2] is a species of spiny lobster that lives on reefs and in mangrove swamps in the western Atlantic Ocean. P. argus have long, cylindrical bodies covered with spines. Two large spines form forward-pointing “horns” above the eyestalks. They are generally olive greenish or brown, but can be tan to mahogany. There is a […] read more


Copepod (subclass)
Scale 3 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 1


Play: Copepod has a MOVE of 2.

Fact: Copepods may form the largest animal biomass on earth.

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Copepods ( /ˈkoʊpɪpɒd/; meaning “oar-feet”) are a group of small crustaceans found in the sea and nearly every freshwater habitat. Some species are planktonic (drifting in sea waters), some are benthic (living on the ocean floor), and some continental species may live in limno-terrestrial habitats and other wet terrestrial places, such as swamps, under leaf […] read more

Atlantic Blue Crab

Callinectes sapidus
Scale 6 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3


Callinectes sapidus has a MOVE of 2.

Callinectes sapidus females have red-tipped claws.

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Graphic by Scott
Callinectes sapidus (from the Greek calli- = “beautiful”, nectes = “swimmer”, and Latin sapidus = “savory”), the Chesapeake or Atlantic blue crab, is a crustacean found in the waters of the western Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific coast of Central America and the Gulf of Mexico. On the Pacific coast of Central America it is largely ignored as a food source as picking […] read more

Shore Crab

Carcinus maenas
Scale 4 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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Carcinus maenas has a MOVE of 2. • Carcinus maenas must be placed adjacent to at least one OCEAN terrain card.

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Graphic by Coral
Carcinus maenas is a common littoral crab, and an important invasive species, listed among the 100 “world’s worst alien invasive species”.[2] It is native to the north-east Atlantic Ocean and Baltic Sea, but has colonised similar habitats in Australia, South Africa, South America and both Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America. It grows to a carapace width of 90 millimetres (3.5 […] read more

Antarctic Krill

Euphausia superba
Scale 4 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3


Euphausia superba has a MOVE of 1.

Krill are often referred to as light-shrimp because they can emit light, produced by bioluminescent organs.

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Graphic by Elizabeth
Photo by Dr. habil. Uwe
Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba, is a species of krill found in the Antarctic waters of the Southern Ocean. Antarctic krill are shrimp-like invertebrates or crustaceans that live in large schools, called swarms, sometimes reaching densities of 10,000–30,000 individual animals per cubic meter.[1] They feed directly on minute phytoplankton, thereby using the primary production energy that the phytoplankton originally derived from the sun in order to sustain […] read more