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#1 DANYGRAIG

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:42 AM

Wondered what the red tendrils are in front of the gobies.

Aughrus pier, Connemara - 5-6m depth. Sandy bottom.

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#2 SwiftFF5

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 03:22 AM

No idea on the tendrils, but I really like this shot.


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#3 JimSwims

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 01:02 AM

Look likely to be feeding tentacles of a Polychaete under the substrate. Leslie will know!

 

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#4 Nick Hope

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 08:25 AM

Searching "spaghetti worm red tentacles" might start you in the right direction. There is a very similar animal in the first photo here.

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#5 JimG

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 02:52 AM

I see lots of these on my photos from Scotland when in sandy areas. I never knew what sort of worm they were so have made enquiries as a result of your question. They are Cirratulus cirratus - here is a useful link - http://www.marlin.ac...?speciesID=2996

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#6 DANYGRAIG

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 04:26 AM

Thanks for the ID Jim.
Had a look round the Marlin site but missed it.
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#7 Leslie

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:15 AM

They might belong to another type of cirratulid polychaete.



#8 geekgurl

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 07:14 PM

Ditto on the nice shot!