Invasive SpeciesOrange sheath tunicate

Botrylloides violaceus
FOUND by seasaw
2009-09-24
Falmouth
ID Confirmed
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Field Notes
I am happy because...We have found a lot of invasive species and a big diversity of what we found. I see hear and smell...We see rocks, lots of seaweed, shells, people, and the ocean. We smell fish and the ocean. We hear the waves crashing against the ground. I am Surprised by what we found of didn't find because...We are surprised that we found an invasive and also kind of disappointed that we did because we do not want them here. Questions and problems that we ran into...We had a lot of trouble moving our creatures around in the quadrat and our bin.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We know we found it because of the texture and the coloring. Plus we had a picture to compare it too and a teacher to confirm it.
Photo of my evidence.
In the book we looked at it claimed that "the color variable: typically bright orange." Our thing was a bright orange. They also claimed that "foms firm gelatinous covering: sometimes forms lobes." ours was a jelly material
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Botrylloides violaceus
Common name:
Orange sheath tunicate
Is it alive?: 
All alive
Count of individuals: 
1-10
Coverage: 
Less than 1/4 covered
Reproduction: 
Vegetative structures (plants)
How big is it?: 
Greater than 10 cm
Is it male or female?: 
Can't tell
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Quadrat (user-placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.732560 °
Longitude: 
W -70.204400 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Coastal - Rocky intertidal
Trip Information
Name:
Falmouth Town Landing
Trip date: 
Thu, 2009-09-24 09:29
Town or city: 
Falmouth
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Coastal
Watershed: 
Presumpscot
Time of low tide: 
Thu, 2009-09-24 09:53
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
2 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Boat ramp
Boats
Paved road
People
Water temperature: 
18.5°C
pH: 
7.0
Dissolved oxygen: 
8.8mg/L
Salinity: 
31.3ppt
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