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what is this???

Discussion in 'Marine Life and Ecosystems' started by RSALVAREZ, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. RSALVAREZ

    RSALVAREZ Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: baja california
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    Hi, i found this things on my boat lower unit after 1 month on a fresh water lake can some one help me to identify ,looks like a red worm inside the tubes and grow bigger. i call to some aquaculture and biological investigation sites on mexico, but they dont care about, some one see a similar thing?
     

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  2. archman

    archman Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: SE Florida
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    Pics are pretty blurry, but might be a plumatellid bryozoan. They are colonial gelatinous things that make branching colonies. Pretty much harmless biofouler, just scrub it off.
     

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