Observation 159270: Undetermined

When: 2014-02-05

Collection location: Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Excited delirium [EXD]▼ (Excited delirium [EXD]▼)

No specimen available

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By: Excited delirium [EXD]▼ (Excited delirium [EXD]▼)
2014-02-09 13:35:49 CST (-0500)

As seen in first image, all images are of a species (or multiple species) growing from an empty plastic bottle. It was found on the ocean beach sand near Forks, Washington. Surely this cannot be the only bottle colonized by this life-form.

Note: I do not know if this species is in the Kingdom Fungi.

According to the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, University of Southern Mississippi, 444 species of marine fungi have been described, including 7 genera and ten species of basidiomycetes, and 177 genera and 360 species of ascomycetes. The remainder of the marine fungi are chytrids and mitosporic or asexual fungi. Many species of marine fungi are known only from spores and it is likely a large number of species have yet to be discovered.