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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Clicking on the"Show More" button at bottom of each section will reveal more pictures.

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

white with mottling

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

note the hairy legs

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

green variation

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

1/2 inch long

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

beaded anemone white

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

on a very unusual rock

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