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#1 bmorescuba

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:37 AM

Found shore diving off Puako, north of Kona. Big Island, Hawaii. In about 20-25fsw, inside a lava tube. Maybe 1-2 inches long.

 

My local dive guide said it was nothing, but I feel like it really must be something. However, I'm often wrong :)

 

I haven't had much luck searching online.

 

Thanks for any help.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 05:23 PM

Looks like some kind of sponge to me. But I'm also often wrong when it doesn't have scales and tails :)

 

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 06:53 AM

We have similar ones everywhere here in shady cavities or caverns,
the only difference is the color as here they are blood red or orange.

The name for the species in the mediterranean sea is: Spirastrella Cuncatrix
You may have a look here: http://www.spongegui....php?species=65

 

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 07:20 AM

Thanks a bunch! I guess a sponge did not really occur to me for some reason, maybe because it was so small. But big sponges have to start out as small sponges...


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