The species listed below are only some of the most common specimens that we collect. There are obviously hundreds of species that are available in our area and we can probably collect them. However, there are many species that are protected by California Fish and Wildlife regulations. To learn more about the regulations click here. You may be required to possess a current California Scientific Collecting Permit depending on the species. Please email us for clarification.
Purple Urchins are typically ripe in the Fall through late Spring. Deep water urchins can be found to still be ripe into late summer. Up to 25 per box, shipped in a “wet-pack” configuration. $4.00 ea
White Urchins are usually ripe starting in early Spring (March or April) and continuing until October. Up to 60 per box. $3.00 ea
Bat Stars are hard to pin down for a specific “season”. They can be ripe all year round depending on the conditions. Up to 18 per box. $7.50 ea
California Brown Sea Hare. Available year round, from 1g to 1000g. Depending on size, up to 16 per box (12 for most sizes). Used in neurobiology research as a model for our understanding of the molecular and chemical basis for learning and memory. $16.50 ea
Giant Keyhole Limpet. Available year round. Used in biotech and pharmaceutical industry for its hemocyanin, a copper based protein that has immuno-therapeutic properties. $7.50 ea
Spanish Shawl Nudibranch. $5.00 ea
Lion’s Mane Nudibranch. $5.00 ea
Giant Kelp. We can provide you with large quantities of freshly collected kelp. Only the best specimens selected, hand cut. Sustainable, renewable resource. Shipped in water, damp, or sun dried. $6.00 per pound (wet)
10-15 representative species of a major invertebrate Phylum or Order. Collector uses own judgement as to what is appropriate and available, but typical species that we send are listed below. We try to give as broad a representation as possible. $90 each
Aplysia, Megathura, Norrissia, Kellettia, Tegula, Turban Snails, Whelks, Tube Snails, Periwinkles, Limpets, Nudibranchs, Mussels, Clams, Oysters, Cone Snail, Slipper Shell, Olive Snail, etc.
Kelp Crab, Globe Crab, Elbow Crab, Moon Snail Hermit Crab (Isocheles), Hairy Hermit Crab, Porcelain Crab, Pistol Shrimp, Masking Crab, Broken Back Shrimp, Shore Crab, Isopods, Amphipods, Mysid Shrimp, Blue Banded Hermit Crab, etc.
Styela clava, Styela plicata, Styela montereyensis, Ciona intestinalis, Pyura, Solitary and Colonial Tunicates, etc.
Tethya, Leucilla, Leucosolenia, Leucandra, Halichondria, Haliclona, Stelletta, Acarnus, etc.
Anthopleura, Corynactis, Metridium, Balanophyllia, Epiactis, Pachycerianthus, Gorgonians, Renilla, Stylatula, Astrangia, Urticina columbiana, various Hydroids, etc.
Bugula neritina, Bugula californica, Membranipora, Phidolopera, etc.
Purple Sea Urchin, White Sea Urchin, Red Sea Urchin, Bat Star, Ochre Star, Nobby Star, Sand Dollar, Heart Urchin, Ophioplocus, Ophioderma, Spiny Brittle Stars, Parastichopus parvimensis, Cucumaria, etc.
Eudistylia, Diopatra, Salmacina, Serpula, Spirobids, Phragmatopoma, Cirriformia, etc.
General Invertebrate Collection
15-20 species of a broad representation of commonly available invertebrates.
Assortment of brown, red, and green algae. Codium, Ulva, Macrocystis, Egregia, Pachydictyon , Dictyota, Dictyopteris, Sargassum, Cystoseira, Colpomenia, Gigartina, Plocamium, Rhodymenia, Gelidium, Corallina, Prionitis, Laurencia, etc.