Invertebrate Ball

06 July saw the return of the Invertebrate Ball to the San Juan Islands.  This annual celebration of invertebrates, marine biology and awkward dancing culminated in the Parade of Invertebrates through the FHL dining hall.  Best costume awards went to the Best Food Web Family, Best Rendition of a Cephalopod, and Best Pervertebrate, among others.


Here’s me, an anemone protecting my symbiotic clownfish from two attacking mantis shrimp.


Tritonia looking to feed on a juvenile sea pen.


Red and purple urchins.


Blanket octopus, horseshoe crab and an acoelomate.


A pack of juvenile invertebrates.


The Best Pervertebrate: Pluteus maximus

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