• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.

    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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  • Temporary Road Closure

    A section of the Western Mtn Road in Southwest Harbor will be closed until 8/18 while park crews replace a culvert with a new fish-friendly open bottom culvert. For more information and a map visit our Getting Around Page. More »

  • Trail Closure: Gorge Path weekdays, 7 am - 4 pm

    The section of the Gorge Path between the Hemlock Path intersection and the A. Murray Young Trail intersection is closed until rehabilitation work is completed. The closure will be in effect Mondays through Fridays only, from 7 am to 4 pm.

Field Guide to Marine Invertebrates - Other

Bright green sponge on rock
Halichondria panicea (sponge)
Halichondria panicea ("crumb-of-bread sponge") is green due to symbiotic green algae called zoochlorellae that live within the sponge. When the zoochlorellae are absent, the sea sponge is orange. This sponge is a filter feeder found in subtidal and lower intertidal zones.
 
Red anemone attached to rock under water
Urticina felina (cnidarian)
Urticina felina ("northern red anemone") is sessile (permanently attached to the substrate). This sea anemone uses its tentacles to gather nearby food particles. It is common in the subtidal zone, but can be found in cracks and tidepools in the lower intertidal zone of rocky shores.
 
Photo by Sarah Hall.

Did You Know?

The wide carriage road is lined by the spring foliage of birch trees.

Acadia National Park's carriage road system, built by John D. Rockefeller Jr., has been called “the finest example of broken stone roads designed for horse-drawn vehicles still extant in America.” Today, you can hike or bike 45 miles of these scenic carriage roads in the park.