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Fish & Invertebrate sightings and descriptions, hosted by resident NWDC ID expert Janna Nichols (nwscubamom).
Furnari
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Re: Invert ID

Postby Furnari » Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:47 pm

Thanks, Greg!

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Re: Invert ID

Postby Greg Jensen » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:35 pm

It's a deep blade shrimp (Spirontocaris prionota). Has its tail tucked underneath, which is a very common posture for this species.

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Re: Invert ID

Postby Furnari » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:54 pm

Thanks for the info. It didn't appear to move, but I didn't hang around long to watch...

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Re: Invert ID

Postby Tidepool Geek » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:15 am

Greetings,

The orange thing is a Broad-Base sea squirt (Cnemidocarpa finmarkiensis)
The thing on top of it sort of looks like a not quite intact amphipod molt; no clue as to species. Was it moving at all?

Conjecturally yours,
Alex

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Postby Furnari » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:44 pm

Any ideas on the identity of this critter? I found it Saturday while dive off the Lu-Jack's in the San Juans...
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