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Would anyone know what this is?

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by NoXiDe, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. NoXiDe

    NoXiDe Angel Fish

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    I think I've got a hard one for you all, take a look below. It was attached to a boat's mast. The mast is at least 3ft wide, possibly... This was discovered during a wreck dive.

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  2. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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    Slipper lobster?
     
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  3. scoobydrew

    scoobydrew Master Instructor

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    it's a slipper lobster, sometimes goes under the name spanish lobster.

    Not common to see out in the open in the daylight
     
  4. Sevenrider860

    Sevenrider860 ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Slipper Lobster or shovel-nosed lobster are the names I have heard. They are my favorite lobster to eat!
     
  5. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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    Sweeter meat then spiney lobster and not regulated in Florida so always in season. :D I have never been able to spot them myself. The few that I have seen found were well camouflaged and tucked into a hole.
     
  6. Steve_C

    Steve_C Divemaster

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    They are fast. Grabbed one on the Rosin offshore NC and it was stronger than I thought. Shot off about two feet. Stopped and laughed at me and then down into the wreckage. Also saw one inshore on the Dredge Wreck offshore NC. Again far faster than I was.
     
  7. NoXiDe

    NoXiDe Angel Fish

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    This one was located in Roatan, Honduras at the "Eel Garden." (Anthony's Key Resort") I think that was it.. I had a lot of different island dives that week. haha
     

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