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#1 Elli and Ted

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 11:12 AM

Any ideas what this is, junk, fish, coral, or ??? :D

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 09:17 AM

My first guess would be coral, followed by hydrocoral, plate bryozoan, and plate sponge. Will knows much more about these types of animals..... Will?

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 09:41 AM

Looks like a sponge to me. Can you post a closer crop of it?
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Posted 02 March 2007 - 11:08 AM

Sorry about the delay , I've got the flu, anyway I take it I hav'nt discovered a new spieces of fish <_< so heres a closeup of ???

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 05:35 AM

Looks like a sponge to me. Can you post a closer crop of it?


Yep - looks like a sponge. Maybe of the genus Dysidea? Also, the spikey thing around it is also a sponge of the genus Callyspongia.

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 05:41 AM

Maybe if you'd post the location and depth of the organism we could help you. Please be more specific in the future.

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 08:19 AM

Maybe if you'd post the location and depth of the organism we could help you. Please be more specific in the future.

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Well - in the case of sponges, depth is not going to be informative. A photo is about the best you can do without a sample. And this is definitely a sponge - I looked closely at the cropped photo that shows close detail and there are clearly oscules.