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What is this thing?

Discussion in 'Underwater Hunting' started by donburde, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. donburde

    donburde Angel Fish

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    We were out hunting lobster in Fort Lauderdale on a night dive last week and there was this odd looking species. I don't know if its some kind of anemone or something along those lines. It was picking off little fish as they swam by. Any ideas? 50528133_2419695424725537_6384853164817907712_n.jpg
     
  2. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Looks like a Basketstar...hard to tell as where your light is is overexposed, but that is what the rest of it looks like. This would be better in the Critter ID forum....
     
  3. donburde

    donburde Angel Fish

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  4. donburde

    donburde Angel Fish

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    Thanks, I was looking for the right thread to post in. Wasn't sure if this was it, LOL
     
  5. Dan_T

    Dan_T Great White

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  6. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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  7. donburde

    donburde Angel Fish

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    Was wondering what the animal was in the pictures
     
  8. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Post #5 is your answer.


    Added: and there are two other animals in your picture: the Sponge on the crab's back, and the Gorgonian the crab is hiding under.
     
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  9. Dan_T

    Dan_T Great White

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  10. cgills

    cgills Barracuda

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    BasketStar and Redeye Sponge Crab ( Dromia erthropus).
     

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