Crown of Thorns StarfishAcanthaster planci
• Acanthaster planci must be (played) adjacent to at least 1 compatible WARM WATER CORAL SPECIES. • Or, Acanthaster planci is OPPORTUNISTIC. Place on top and discard any compatible WARM CORAL SPECIES.
Acanthaster planci, commonly known as the crown-of-thorns starfish, is a large multi-armed starfish (or seastar) that usually preys upon hard,or stony, coral polyps (Scleractinia). The crown-of-thorns receives its name from poisonous thorn-like spines that cover its upper surface. It is the second largest sea star in the world. Only the sunflower seastar (Pycnopodia helianthoides) is larger. A. plancí […] read more
Sea CucumberBohadschia argus
• Bohadschia argus has a MOVE of 1. • Bohadschia argus is a SCAVENGER. If removed due to a consequence of an EVENT card, return to your hand.
Bohadschia argus, the leopard sea cucumber, is a species of marine invertebrate in the familyHolothuriidae. It is the type species of the genus Bohadschia; Jaeger, 1833. Bohadschia argus is sausage-shaped with a smooth, tough, leathery skin and can grow to 2 feet (0.61 m) in length. It is a greyish-brown colour, paler below, with distinctive dark eye-spots surrounded by white haloes. There […] read more
Purple Sea UrchinStrongylocentrotus purpuratus
Play: Strongylocentrotus purpuratus has a MOVE of 1. Must be played adjacent to at least one OCEAN terrain.
Fact: Strongylocentrotus purpuratus may live as long as 70 years.
Graphic by Lindsay Chetekwww.lindsaychetek.com/
Strongylocentrotus purpuratus Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Echinodermata Class: Echinoidea Subclass: Euechinoidea Superorder: Echinacea Order: Echinoida Family: Strongylocentrotidae Genus: Strongylocentrotus Species: S. purpuratus Binomial name Strongylocentrotus purpuratus The purple sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, lives along the eastern edge of the Pacific Ocean extending from Ensenada, Mexico to British Columbia, Canada. This sea urchin species is […] read more
Ochre Sea StarPisaster ochraceus
• Pisaster ochraceus has a MOVE of 1/2 (1 per 2 turns).
• Pisaster ochraceus must be played next to at least one card with an OCEAN terrain.
Graphic by Coral Cargillbluecnidaria.deviantart.com/
Pisaster ochraceus, generally known as the Purple Sea Star or Ochre Sea Star, is a common starfish found among the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Morphology This sea star has five stout rays that range in length from 10 to 25 centimeters (4 to 10 in). The rays are arranged around an ill-defined central disk. […] read more