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Mad Aussie
06-29-2010, 06:29 AM
We found these two little guys in the rock pools at Coolum beach. They are Sea hares and are related to Mollusks and Octopuses.

This one was about 150mm (6 inch) ...
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4142/4745490994_5d9f81bfd7_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4078/4745491202_66543a26fa_o.jpg


And this little guy was only about 100mm (4 inch) ...
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4102/4744853329_df3b79346a_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4121/4744853517_7c98902766_o.jpg

Iguanasan
06-29-2010, 10:00 AM
Shot 2 is my favourite here as you can see him much better with the contrasting background. Nice set. :thumbup::thumbup:

casil403
06-29-2010, 10:55 AM
I like #2 as well....interesting looking fella. :)

Mad Aussie
06-29-2010, 03:45 PM
Thanks Iggy and Casil.

They are cool little guys ... just quietly going about their business.

I know they have them in the USA waters so I'm guessing they are also in Canada as well although maybe it's too cold up there?

Bambi
06-29-2010, 09:24 PM
Thanks Iggy and Casil.

They are cool little guys ... just quietly going about their business.

I know they have them in the USA waters so I'm guessing they are also in Canada as well although maybe it's too cold up there?

I worked as a research assistant in University. In one of my jobs I helped out in the oceanography lab (the professor I worked for was studying the mating habits of amphipods). Anyway, there was a tank with critters that looked a lot like these only they were a solid colour.

Mad Aussie
06-30-2010, 02:15 AM
That would have been interesting work.

Bambi
06-30-2010, 08:21 AM
That would have been interesting work.

oh it was. I got to do all sorts of interesting things as a research assistant :)

Wicked Dark
06-30-2010, 08:41 AM
very cool. thanks for sharing these...not something a person sees every day. : )

Mad Aussie
06-30-2010, 05:51 PM
You're welcome WD :)

Hillbillygirl
06-30-2010, 08:37 PM
Very cool captures MA. as was said, thanks for sharing something that many of us will never have a chance to see.

Mad Aussie
07-01-2010, 05:07 AM
You're also welcome HBG :)

edG
07-03-2010, 08:36 AM
I'll add my voice to the thanks for allowing us a glimpse of such unique and interesting creatures

Mad Aussie
07-03-2010, 06:19 PM
You're welcome Ed