Anemone riding a crab

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Anemone riding a crab

Post by orcasc205 » Sat May 18, 2019 8:09 am

Last night while in the bottle field at Redondo, we spotted a medium sized Dungeness crab that had a Swimming Anemone sitting on the top of its shell. The crab seemed oblivious (well, as oblivious as a crab can seem) to its passenger that was riding around on top of it as it walked along. Unfortunately none of us had our cameras with us, but I wish I could photoshop a pair of reins and a cowboy hat on the anemone. Has anyone seem an anemone riding a crab before?

-Doug

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Re: Anemone riding a crab

Post by Jan K » Sat May 18, 2019 8:41 am

Yup. :)
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Re: Anemone riding a crab

Post by ScubaJess » Sat May 18, 2019 10:14 am

Those are amazing pics Jan!!!! :)
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Re: Anemone riding a crab

Post by Gdog » Sat May 18, 2019 11:18 am

Haha! that is funny!

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Re: Anemone riding a crab

Post by H20doctor » Sat May 18, 2019 5:06 pm

Nice
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Re: Anemone riding a crab

Post by orcasc205 » Sat May 18, 2019 5:10 pm

Thanks, Jan, for confirming I wasn’t narc’ing at 90 feet and seeing things.

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Re: Anemone riding a crab

Post by carlk3 » Sat May 18, 2019 5:31 pm

On a smaller scale, here is a crab wearing a barnacle from last Sunday at Keystone.

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