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caledfwlch

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Help identifying this odd thing
« on: 17 May 11, 10:40 »
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  • Any idea what this is?

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    Re: Help identifying this odd thing
    « Reply #1 on: 17 May 11, 11:09 »
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  • If I'm not mistaken... growing Hard Coral (Brain Coral)....  ;)

    Anyone else... ??
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    Re: Help identifying this odd thing
    « Reply #2 on: 17 May 11, 11:15 »
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  • Saw this at Tioman over the May Day weekend. Water temo 30 deg Celsius, and at about 20m depth. Have to add that this 'thing' had no texture or thickness whatsoever.

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    Re: Help identifying this odd thing
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  • Saw this at Tioman over the May Day weekend. Water temo 30 deg Celsius, and at about 20m depth. Have to add that this 'thing' had no texture or thickness whatsoever.


    Neither is it moving right....  ;)

    Again, if I'm not mistaken... Corals slowly built themselves up over time. The 'white lines' pattern looks to be those on adult Brain Corals.
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    Re: Help identifying this odd thing
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  • Neither is it moving right....  ;)

    Again, if I'm not mistaken... Corals slowly built themselves up over time. The 'white lines' pattern looks to be those on adult Brain Corals.

    Yea, I was and still am damn intrigued but the insane patterns on it

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    Re: Help identifying this odd thing
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    Re: Help identifying this odd thing
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  • The specimen shown appears to be flat with no polys nor evidence of calcified skeleton, hence I do not think that it is a hard coral. The traits are rather characteristic of a chain ascidian, also known as chain tunicate or chain sea-squirt from the genus Botrylloides. I have never seen a black specimen though but they are know to have morphological variations. Here is one such specimen from the genus i mentioned: http://australianmuseum.net.au/image/Dark-Ascidian-Botrylloides-leachi

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    Re: Help identifying this odd thing
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  • someone's bracelet to me.
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