|Copyright: Jean Loup Castaigne (jloup)
|Date Taken: 2009-11-06|
|Camera: Canon Powershot G10, Digital ISO 100|
|Exposure: f/7.1, 1/60 seconds|
|Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-11-15 17:16|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The picture was taken underwater. About -30m (around 90 feet)|
Squat lobsters are decapod crustacean including the common genera Galathea and Munida. They are not lobsters at all, but are more closely related to porcelain crabs, hermit crabs and then, more distantly, true crabs. They are distributed worldwide in the oceans, and occur from near the surface to deep sea hydrothermal vents. There are currently 870 described species.[from wikipedia]
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A fine capture in good focus with lively colours Jean Loup, I wonder whether you have a close up image of the orange specimen in the foreground, it looks like a coral colony but then maybe it is a bryozoon colony (Myriozoum truncatum ?)...