Posted 17 April 2004 - 07:35 AM
This is from Red Sea (El Gouna area) from April 2004. Any help in IDing the little thingies?
Posted 17 April 2004 - 11:11 AM
Siphonophores are cosmopolitan, and there are about 150 species around the world. They are carnivores, but on the puny animals.We get them here in BC in the summer and fall, when the waters are merely chilly rather than bloody cold.
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Posted 22 July 2004 - 02:39 PM
Actually, I think these animals are chaetognaths. The long straight bodies with a "propeller" at one end are typical for the group. There's none of the softness you'd see in a siphonophore. Images of chaetognaths can be found at the 2 web sites below. The first is a report on marine organisms along Lebanon (and is very slow loading); the second is a pictorial account of animal phyla from Columbia University.
Posted 22 July 2004 - 02:55 PM
Dual Ikelite Strobes
Photo site - www.reefpix.org
Posted 23 July 2004 - 12:38 AM