Three-spined Stickleback

Gasterosteus aculeatus
Scale 5 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3


Play: Gasterosteus aculeatus has a MOVE of 2 and can also feed on ZOOPLANKTON.

Fact: Gasterosteus aculeatus has a pelvic fin which is used to protect the fish against other fish predators

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Photo by Ron Offermans
Sticklebacks Three-spined stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Infraclass: Teleostei Order: Gasterosteiformes Family: Gasterosteidae Genera Apeltes Culaea Gasterosteus Pungitius Spinachia‘They live in both limnetic zones and Benthic zones’ The Gasterosteidae are a family of fish including the sticklebacks. FishBase currently recognises sixteen species in the family, grouped in […] read more

Pacific Krill

Euphausia pacifica
Scale 4 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 2
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Play: Euphausia pacifica has a MOVE of  1 and feeds on (should be played adjacent to) a PLANKTON species card.
Euphausia pacifica oil can be used as a food  supplement

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Euphausia pacifica A nauplius of Euphausia pacifica hatching from its egg Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Subphylum: Crustacea Class: Malacostraca Order: Euphausiacea Family: Euphausiidae Genus: Euphausia Species: E. pacifica Binomial name Euphausia pacifica In Japan, E. pacifica is called isada krill or tsunonashi okiami (ツノナシオキアミ). It is found from Suruga Bay northwards, including all […] read more


Gaultheria shallon
Scale 5 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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Fact: Gaultheria shallon has edible berries and is also an important medicinal plant for Aboriginal peoples.

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Gaultheria shallon Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots (unranked): Asterids Order: Ericales Family: Ericaceae Genus: Gaultheria Species: G. shallon Description Gaultheria shallon is 0.2 to 5 m tall, sprawling to erect. Evergreen, its thick, tough, egg-shaped leaves are shiny and dark green on the upper surface, and rough and lighter green on the […] read more

Purple Sea Urchin

Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Scale 5 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2
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Play: Strongylocentrotus purpuratus has a MOVE of 1. Must be played adjacent to at least one OCEAN terrain.
Strongylocentrotus purpuratus may live as long as 70 years.

Graphic by Lindsay
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.[1] This sea urchin species is […] read more


Class: Bacillariophyceae
Scale 2 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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Play: Symbiodinium spp has a MOVE of 1, and is often eaten by KRILL SPECIES.

Fact: Symbiodinium spp are also crucially dependent on minerals

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Phytoplankton (English pronunciation: /ˌfaɪtoʊˈplæŋktən/) are the autotrophic component of the plankton community. The name comes from the Greek words φυτόν (phyton), meaning “plant“, and πλαγκτός (planktos), meaning “wanderer” or “drifter”.[1] Most phytoplankton are too small to be individually seen with the unaided eye. However, when present in high enough numbers, they may appear as a […] read more


Isothecium cristatum
Scale 5 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1


Fact: Like other mosses, Isothecium cristatum does not have flowers and seeds, but reproduces using spores and spore capsules.

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  Moss “Muscinae” from Ernst Haeckel‘s Kunstformen der Natur, 1904 Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Division: Bryophyta Schimp. Classes [2] Takakiopsida Sphagnopsida Andreaeopsida Andreaeobryopsida Oedipodiopsida Polytrichopsida Tetraphidopsida Bryopsida Mosses are small, soft plants that are typically 1–10 cm (0.4–4 in) tall, though some species are much larger. They commonly grow close together in clumps or mats in damp […] read more