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The Lone Dragon

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« on: March 12, 2016, 08:33:41 pm »
Right, since I'm going Marine Biology at Uni and one of my subjects Marine Invertebrates involves a lot of photography I thought I might post some of the snaps I've taken of different kinds of Marine Wildlife. Enjoy.
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2016, 08:38:10 pm »
Here is a photo of a Sea Urchin, this thing gave me a lot of scrapes while trying to get a good picture of it.



And here is a pic of a Shrimp, he was tricky to catch since he never stayed in one place for to long.

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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2016, 03:02:07 pm »
Quote from: The Lone Dragon,Mar 13 2016 on  04:38 AM
Here is a photo of a Sea Urchin, this thing gave me a lot of scrapes while trying to get a good picture of it.
Stepping on one of those guys is my biggest fear whenever I'm at the beach... Well, might as well contribute a bit with a couple of pictures I took at the Instituto Nacional de Pesca in Mexico a couple of weeks earlier. Like this turtle! :D
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And one of those things which I can't really identify.
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2016, 07:16:49 pm »
Nice Pics  :yes I can identify the creature in the second pic that you weren't sure about. It's called a Horse Shoe Crab. A bottom dweller that may have 'crab' in the name but is not a true crab.
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2016, 11:30:40 am »
Quote from: The Lone Dragon,Mar 14 2016 on  03:16 AM
It's called a Horse Shoe Crab. A bottom dweller that may have 'crab' in the name but is not a true crab.
Thanks for clearing that up! I remember seeing those guys for the first time during my first trip to the Red Sea some 15 years ago... They sure gave me the creeps back then. :D
And here are some photos I took at the Sea Life in Bangkok. Unfortunately it was the last stop on a long and eventful tour around the capital of Thailand, so by the time we reached the oceanarium my camera ran out of battery and I had to resort to using my phone to take pictures... So please excuse their poor quality. :lol:
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2016, 07:30:27 pm »
Poor quality? What are you talking about? These Photos are really cool. Grey Nurse Shark, Japanese Spider Crab and a Scorpion Fish. Very well done. Love the first pic with the Grey Nurses, I simply love those sharks they are one of my favourites. I've only dived with one before but I wish to try that again with even more. Nice Pics mate.
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2016, 11:47:45 pm »
Those are some amazing pictures, Coyote_A and The Lone Dragon.  :) Thanks for sharing them with us!


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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2016, 01:49:50 am »
Thanks! The sharks are one of the main attractions at that place. They make a show of feeding them before the guests and it's not as gruesome as it may sound. I have a video, but the only place I ever uploaded it to was my Facebook page, so I'm not sure how to share it here. :)

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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2016, 07:22:20 am »
Can Any of you guess what this is. It's a pic I took today of a creature I never believed I'd see. I know what it is now though. :smile Note, I took this photo from a microscope cam, this creature is smaller then the small toenail  




What do you think it is?
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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2016, 02:52:44 pm »
Uhh, a spider-like creature?:p

Nice photos btw! I'll keep an eye on this :)
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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2016, 04:22:57 am »
It certainly is a Spider, a Marine Spider. This creature was only a cm long. I stumbled across it while taking some photographs of sponges and other such creatures. Got some more cool marine photos from that day.
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2016, 12:40:18 pm »
You both do good work.  Very good work indeed.  Hope you both keep up doing that, if you really enjoy doing it.

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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2016, 06:02:14 pm »
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It certainly is a Spider, a Marine Spider.
There's just no escaping them, eh? They'll get you even in the middle of the freaking ocean. :lol:

And here are some of the amazing sea creatures I've seen on my trip to the Maldives:
#1 - tiny calamari that pretend to be floating pieces of seaweed;
#2 - a crab of the local variety;
#3 - a stingray;
#4 - a weird fish of some kind that presumably can survive on the surface for short periods of time.

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You both do good work.  Very good work indeed.  Hope you both keep up doing that, if you really enjoy doing it.
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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2016, 02:28:25 am »
Great shots mate :)littlefoot Also if you're wondering the last pic you have, the fish that can breath air is something I believe is called a mud skipper, the have both lungs and gills.
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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2016, 09:18:53 pm »
I love all your pictures! They are all so beautiful!
Maybe the unknown one is a sea spider?  I'm not sure  :lol

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« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2016, 08:20:16 am »
Well here are some more marine photos. Sorry its been a while.



This was from a fieldtrip snorkel at Carlani right before I stumbled on a ray, pity I forgot the memory card for my cam :p




Oh crabs. Found this little guy at the same beach, It was tricky get though, he was a fast one, with only one claw. I was expected to know what gender it was. (Male)

and the last crab. Didn't have a very clear shot here but he is larger then my hand. Once saw him eating a fish I think, can't really remember what he was eating.




Keep an eye out for more photos coming soon ;)
Also the unknown creature is definitely a sea spider. I was also going to post a photo of a very well disguised decorator crab which looks like a rock but I seem to have lost the photo  :cry

Still At least I still got my other photos. :yes
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