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Who can ID this?

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by drbill, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

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    While diving at the scary depth of 7-8 feet, I encountered and videotaped the following phenomenon. Since I'm a marine educator by background, I thought I'd post this image on SB to see if anyone could guess what caused it.

    Hint: it could be observed anywhere in southern California that red algae grows and divers get a little "rough."

    Dr. Bill
     
  2. SeaJay

    SeaJay Loggerhead Turtle

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    Broken coral with red algae on it?

    Cause: Computerized "auto" BC's?

    :haha:
     
  3. PhotoTJ

    PhotoTJ Solo Diver

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    Blood in the water from a speared fish that got off?
     
  4. Diver0001

    Diver0001 Instructor, Scuba

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    Something flowing out of the cut-off stems of bull-kelp.

    R..
     
  5. Walter

    Walter Instructor, Scuba

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    TJ,

    It's not green.
     
  6. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

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    Okay, I've kept you in suspense long enough... it's the reddish ink released by a sea hare (Aplysia californica) when it is disturbed by a potential predator, or rough handling by divers like me.

    Here's a shot of one I videotaped yesterday releasing its ink.

    Dr. Bill
     
  7. SeaJay

    SeaJay Loggerhead Turtle

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    007 Sea Hare go poof.

    :D
     
  8. scubahorse

    scubahorse Barracuda

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