Recent Trips

Scout Key Quarry, Florida  7/9/15

 

For most people spending, five hours floating in water three to six feet deep,

looking under rocks and in crevaces for tiny forms of marine life would not sound appealing. 

For me, it was a wonderful day with scores of unusual sightings. 

Hope you enjoy this very different set of photos.

They will be posted by categories, not randomly

 

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we begin with the crustaceans
we begin with the crustaceans
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red-ridged clinging crab
red-ridged clinging crab
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ocellate swimming crab
ocellate swimming crab
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osc 2
osc 2
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ciliated false suilla
ciliated false suilla

white with mottling

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1.5 inches long
1.5 inches long
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ciliated false squilla
ciliated false squilla
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green clinging crab
green clinging crab

note the hairy legs

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green clinging crab
green clinging crab
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smaller than you thought
smaller than you thought
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ciliated false sqilla
ciliated false sqilla

green variation

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cfs 4
cfs 4
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spotted cleaner shrimp
spotted cleaner shrimp
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spotted cleaner shrimp
spotted cleaner shrimp

1/2 inch long

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handsome little crab
handsome little crab
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clinging tight
clinging tight
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squilla close-up
squilla close-up
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squilla eyes
squilla eyes
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beaded anemone  pale lavender
beaded anemone pale lavender
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beaded anemone   yellow
beaded anemone yellow
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beaded anemone  green
beaded anemone green
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bi-color beaded anemone
bi-color beaded anemone
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white on black beaded anemone
white on black beaded anemone
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we move next to the cnidarians
we move next to the cnidarians

beaded anemone white

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anemone on right displaying column
anemone on right displaying column
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ridge display on disc
ridge display on disc
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tiny multi-colored beaded anemone
tiny multi-colored beaded anemone
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mulitple life forms
mulitple life forms

on a very unusual rock

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beaded anemone   brown
beaded anemone brown
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beaded anemone
beaded anemone
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tube dwelling anemone
tube dwelling anemone
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tube exposed
tube exposed
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tan corkscrew anemone
tan corkscrew anemone
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mangrove upsidedown jelly
mangrove upsidedown jelly
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mangrove upsidedown jelly
mangrove upsidedown jelly
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yellow upsidedown jelly
yellow upsidedown jelly
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blue-tinted upsidedown jelly
blue-tinted upsidedown jelly
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next up, the echinoderms
next up, the echinoderms
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spiny brittle star
spiny brittle star
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reticulated brittle star
reticulated brittle star
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