Medusa buds develop between the two whorls of tentacles, and produce either eggs or sperm. Upper Newport Bay, Newport Beach, Orange County, CA. 3/29/09. © Peter J. Bryant

Pink-hearted Hydroid

Ectopleura (crocea?)

Previously Tubularia (crocea?)

Hydrozoa: Tubulariidae

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Upper Newport Bay, Newport Beach, Orange County, CA. 3/29/09. © Peter J. Bryant


Upper Newport Bay, Newport Beach, Orange County, CA. 3/29/09. © Peter J. Bryant

Upper Newport Bay, Newport Beach, Orange County, CA. 3/29/09. © Peter J. Bryant

Balboa Island at Coral Street, Newport Beach, Orange County, CA. 4/2/14. Identified by DNA barcode. © Peter J. Bryant. Video

Actinula larva. Newport Aquatic Center, Newport Beach, Orange County, CA. 1/26/2014. Identified by DNA barcode. © Peter J. Bryant. Video