Marine invertebrates are animals without a backbone that live in a saltwater environment. Marine invertebrates are a very diverse group of organisms, ranging from shellfish such as mussels and oysters to echinoderms such as sea stars and urchins.
Marine invertebrates come in many colors, shapes and sizes. Learn about some of the marine invertebrates common to New England here.
|Common Sea Star (Asterias rubens)||Common Periwinkle (Littorina littorea)||European Green Crab (Carcinus maenas)||Acadian Hermit Crab (Pagurus acadianus)|
|Green Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus drobachiensis)||Blue Mussel (Mytilus edulis)|
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