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.

IMG_1287

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

IMG_1302

Tritonia looking to feed on a juvenile sea pen.

IMG_1311

Red and purple urchins.

IMG_1336

Blanket octopus, horseshoe crab and an acoelomate.

IMG_1339

A pack of juvenile invertebrates.

IMG_1350

The Best Pervertebrate: Pluteus maximus

Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *