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Created 1/27/2013

Family Vesiculariidae

HAWAII

Amathia distans 

Firehouse, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Blowhole, Oahu, 20 feet

 

Cargo Pier, Midway Atoll, 10 feet

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 60 feet

WHITE BUSHY BRYOZOAN

Introduced to Hawaii from the Tropical Atlantic.  An invasive organism locally abundant under piers and reef dropoffs.  May be several inches tall and resembles transparent seaweed coated with silt.