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Un-IDed specimens

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by ringojcp, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. Rick Murchison

    Rick Murchison Trusty Shellback Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'm just happy to have a name for the little critter... Grunt sculpin... :)
    Rick
     
  2. Doc

    Doc Was RoatanMan

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    I like that one, but about 15x longer. Every time I go by that spot, I look and look again. How far could a big guy like that wander from his hole? I have yet to see him again.

    Anybody want to help keep looking? At CoCoView, in that first wide sand chute NE of the Prince Albert Wreck, just West of the "first Red Can".

    Thanks, Leslie.
     
  3. ringojcp

    ringojcp Angel Fish

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    that was our mistake, didn't mean scorpian fish, thanks leslie/archman
     
  4. LeslieH

    LeslieH Barracuda

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    Most nemerteans are wanderers. They don't have permanent burrows & keep moving in search of food. If they find a good food source they'll stay there for a while until it's time to find the next meal. I don't know of any study that mentions rate of movement, sorry.
     
  5. Rick Murchison

    Rick Murchison Trusty Shellback Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Our? Are you a committee??? :)
    Rick
     
  6. ringojcp

    ringojcp Angel Fish

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    husband and wife
     
  7. archman

    archman Marine Scientist

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    I've seen infaunal nemerteans from videos. They're pretty dang fast... for a worm. Although with a benthic critter 20+ feet in length and having such a frail body, I don't think it's gonna be any speedy gonzalez. The sediments would have to be highly flocculent.

    Personally, I'd be creeped out approaching a giant nemertean. If it's a stylet-armed type, it might get ticked off and "spear" you. Even the unarmed nemerteans are gross.
     
  8. donnyb

    donnyb Solo Diver

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    "Grunt" Sculpin cuz it grunts when removed from water. All over the Pacific NW.
    http://www.wantphoto.com/portfolio/marine/mlv02_h.html#image
     
  9. Doc

    Doc Was RoatanMan

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    How do you think they feel?

    Flocculent? Is that a TOS Viloation?
     

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