Patomarazul

Patomarazul

I am a molecular cell biologist and my husband, Mark, is a Security IT. We love sharing pictures from our trips and ventures into nature.
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    1. Yes, they look very psychedelic! :-)
    2. ah, yes, this is the encrusting sponge on top of the clam. The center of the "craters" are the oscula (large opening to the outside through which the current of water exits):
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osculum

      I ahve some nice pics of encrusting sponges in the same area of the world but I am trying to find their species first. Sponges can be very hard to identify. Scientist will not dare without a proper molecular analysis but here we try to propose tentative IDs based on morphology :-)
    3. Yes, indeed! But just like with us humans. they seem to be less common :-)
      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2279209/
      https://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/04/science/04obfidd.html
    4. Comment on Spotfin Lionfish - Pterois antennata 2 days ago
      Thanks! Glad you like it! :-)
    5. Beautiful!
    6. We learn a lot here from each other's postings. I love it!
    7. Maybe they see even better than us, underwater for sure :-D
    8. Comment on Pellasimnia annabelae 3 days ago
      Hahahahaaaaa...but how about this? :-D
      5Gorgonian Sea Fan
    9. Of course! Look at the cool video here :-)
      https://seaunseen.com/coral-scallop/
    10. They are big and odd looking :-)