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sasquatch

Member Since 15 Aug 2011
Offline Last Active Sep 09 2011 08:47 PM
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Rockfish parasites

30 August 2011 - 10:51 PM

Took this shot on Sunday 8/28/2011 at Point Lobos State Reserve, CA (near Coal Chute Cove), but at the time didn't notice the serious infestation going on around this rockfish's head, above the eye:

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Any idea what they are, they appear to be segmented, possibly polychaetes?

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And this 2nd critter, I thought at first that it might be an isopod but one end almost looks like a siphon??

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thanks in advance,
Sean