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Bud Barr

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Question About Segmented Worm Behavior

11 February 2011 - 10:17 AM

My wife and I were diving in Bonaire in January and we kept finding these spider web looking structures in coral heads. They were quite common as we saw them on almost every dive both day and night. The web seems very strong and must be somewhat sticky as I saw a squat anemone shrimp stuck in one.


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The Things Web by Bud Barr, on Flickr

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The Things Web1 by Bud Barr, on Flickr

After what seemed like endless searching, we finally got a look at what is down there.


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The Thing by Bud Barr, on Flickr

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The Thing2 by Bud Barr, on Flickr

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The Thing5 by Bud Barr, on Flickr

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The Thing12 by Bud Barr, on Flickr

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The Thing14 by Bud Barr, on Flickr


Over 3 weeks, we saw a creature in 5 separate webs all during the day. The ones I took pictures of did not seem to be bothered by our flashlights or my strobes. One of them, after about 10 minutes of observation, backed down the web a little ways and then turned head down and went deeper into the coral head. We watched it's segmented body go by for what seemed like forever so it was quite long. Soon after, it's head came part way up through a different web in the same coral head.

We are guessing "The Thing", but we haven't seen this web building behavior documented anywhere so I thought someone out there might be able to shed some light on it.

Thanks,
Bud

Just in time for Christmas!

07 December 2010 - 06:37 AM

Been sitting on this gear for too long. Hope someone can make some good use of it.

Canon 20D, all original accessories, very little use, like new - $300
Ikelite Canon 20D housing with TTL, never flooded, works great, very good condition - $700
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Spare Ikelite Canon 20D TTL circuit board - $100

Ikelite WA port # 5503.50 with neoprene cover, for Canon 10-22mm and other lenses, no scratches on lens

Ikelite 8" dome port #5510.45 with shade and neoprene cover, like new, no scratches - $295
Ikelite Modular port body # 5510.24 - $90

2 ULCS 5" arms - $50
2 ULCS 8" arms - $50
2 ULCS 8" buoyancy arms - $70

An oldie but still a highly rated P&S
Olympus 5050, all original accessories, like new - $125
Ikelite Oly 5050 housing with TTL, double handle tray, never flooded, works great, very good condition - $225
Both for $300


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More details and/or pictures on request.

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Bud

More Anemone Fun

23 July 2010 - 05:19 AM

Dominica, 20-40 feet, sand, turtle grass


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Color variations of the same anemone? Are these turtle grass anemones?

Thanks, Bud

Anemone For Sure

23 July 2010 - 05:01 AM

Should I just say "ditto?

Dominica, 20-40 feet, sand, turtle grass, numerous sightings


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Sorry if this is just a turtle grass anemone. I've found lots of pictures of turtle grass anemones but you can only see tentacles, not the body.

This one look familiar?

Thanks, Bud

Possible Anemone?

20 July 2010 - 09:30 AM

Dominica, 15 feet, boulders:

Never saw any tentacles, even at night, but height, shape and size did change from day to day. The mouth is clearly visible in the third picture and the blue coloration also came and went.


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Thanks, Bud