ROSEBUD WHALE FALL—NEW SPECIES

THE NEWEST ADDITIONS TO MY WORK IN PROGRESS, ROSEBUD WHALE FALL, FOR GREG ROUSE AND SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY:

Peinaleopolynoe santacatalina (shiny scaleworm)detail of ROSEBUD WHALE FALL, oil on panel.PEINALEOPOLYNOE SANTACATALINA (shiny scaleworm)

detail of ROSEBUD WHALE FALL, oil on panel.

This beautiful iridescent scale worm is shown is this vignette with Osedax and small red as-yet-unnamed scale worm living on the decomposing whale bone.

PEINALEOPOLYNOE SANTACATALINA VIGNETTE WITH OSEDAX AND SMALL UNNAMED RED SCALEWORM ON WHALE BONE; Detail of ROSEBUD WHALE FALL (in progress) Oil on panel.PEINALEOPOLYNOE SANTACATALINA VIGNETTE WITH OSEDAX AND SMALL UNNAMNED RED SCALEWORM ON WHALE BONE

Detail of ROSEBUD WHALE FALL (in progress)
Oil on panel.

PEINALEOPOLYNOE SANTACATALINA (VIGNETTE) ON DECOMPOSING WHALE BONE WITH OSEDAX, AND SMALL UNNAMED RED SCALE WORM; Detail of ROSEBUD WHALE FALL (in progress) Oil on panelPEINALEOPOLYNOE SANTACATALINA (VIGNETTE) ON DECOMPOSING WHALE BONE WITH OSEDAX, AND SMALL UNNAMED RED SCALE WORM

Detail of ROSEBUD WHALE FALL (in progress)
Oil on panel.

HAGFISH; Detail of ROSEBUD WHALE FALL, Oil on panel.HAGFISH

Detail of ROSEBUD WHALE FALL, Oil on panel.

Hyalogryina is a newly discovered species of sea snail, very beautiful. It is pearly with a bright yellow stripe! It is 3-4mm in length. Oil paint and mica powder on panel.Hyalogryina is a newly discovered species of sea snail—very beautiful—pearly with a bright yellow stripe! It is 3-4mm in length.

Oil paint and mica powder on panel.

AMPHARETID; PANNYCHIA, WHITE GALATHEID, HYALOGYRINA VIGNETTEThis vignette shows the following species as they live on the whale bone and sediment surrounding the skeleton, plus “blow-ups” of each species: AMPHARETID TUBE WORM (a Polychaete which inhabits the deep sea); WHITE GALATHEID CRAB baby on the tube worm; a PARASTICHOPUS SEA CUCUMBER (2′ in length); HYALOGYRINA (sea snail.)

Oil paint on panel.

 

PARASTICHOPUS (orange sea cucumber)PARASTICHOPUS (orange sea cucumber)