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Sea Pens: Light on the Seafloor

Orange Seapen

It’s easy to see where the orange sea pen gets its name. A soft-bodied invertebrate that lives on the ocean floor, sea pens look just like feathered quills once used for writing. And where there’s one sea pen, there are usually others – lots of them – all swaying in the ocean current gobbling up planktonic plants and animals as they drift by. 

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Explore New Research Tags

Marine Biology is a broad field that encompasses many specific areas of research, and this is represented by nearly 50 faculty from across the University of Washington. Don’t know where to start or who to contact? Our new faculty profiles can be searched by research area. Find faculty who research or teach in areas you are currently interested in, or explore a whole new side to marine biology! 

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