Phosphorescent sea pen
Scientific name: Pennatula phosphorea
This colonial creature looks like an old-fashioned quill - that's where the name sea pen comes from.
StatisticsHeight: Up to 40cm
Sea pens and burrowing megafauna communities are featured on the OSPAR List of Threatened and/or Declining Species and Habitats (Region II – North Sea, Region III – Celtic Sea) and are a Feature of Conservation Importance for which Marine Conservation Zones can be designated.