Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Red lace corals again

This time, I saw some that were attached to the stem of a seaweed. The color of the real thing looked much smoother and richer than in these photos.



11 comments:

Anonymous said...

So these animals don't have stalks themselves, they borrow them?

Mosura said...

Nice and colourful compared to the ones I see here.

Pardon my ignorance, but is that washed up, in a rock pool, or in deeper water?

Tsun-Thai Chai said...

They were washed ashore.

Tsun-Thai Chai said...

At the moment, the water is simply turbid and well, too cold, to go snorkeling in Perth.

By the way, Mosura (Alan?) if you have photos of Tassie lace corals, I would love to see them : )

Loves to know all marine critters,
Chai

Anonymous said...

I just re-read the link you gave on previous post and realised they have stalks but attach to stems... this all all very new to me!

Tsun-Thai Chai said...

Wait a minute. You are sure the link isn't referring to sea tulips?

Lace corals have no stalks, do they?

Chai

Mosura said...

I don't think I have a lace coral photo but there are plenty of other marine beasties in my album. here are some links:

Echinoderms | Crustaceans | Zoantharians | Algae | Sponges | Other_Marine_Inverts | Molluscs

I need to update the album with new pics and fix the captions etc. I'll get around to it eventually.

Tsun-Thai Chai said...

Ah! Now I see why you said you are a naturalist in your user profile. You really are! : )

Sorry I don't believe everything I read on the net ;p

Beautiful photos you have in those albums - How many years of work is that?

Mosura said...

Ah yes, but notice I qualify the term "naturalist" with the words amateur and novice :-) You are a naturalist yourself after all.

All the photo in the albums I linked to were taken since 2006. Prior to that I was in Scotland. I have albums of Scottish nature photos in there too somewhere. Before my time in Scotland there were no digital cameras and I couldn't afford that much film :-)

Tsun-Thai Chai said...

Thanks for calling me a naturalist. FYI, the head of my school (School of Plant Biology)called me an "honorary marine biologist". (Laughs)

Tsun-Thai Chai said...

I am thankful that there are digital cameras that are affordable and that can be used underwater. Otherwise, I don't think I could create this blog.

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