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 Post subject: Can anyone ID what these are?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:58 pm 
Marine Bacteria
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Video clip of them.





They seem to be chasing the light from the torch.
Type of worm or larvae of some kind?



Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Can anyone ID what these are?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:47 pm 
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The movement looks like mysis shrimp but its pretty had to tell.



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 Post subject: Re: Can anyone ID what these are?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:58 pm 
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suphew wrote:
The movement looks like mysis shrimp but its pretty had to tell.

I don't think they are mysis shrimps, the biggest one is about 5-6mm long and about 1mm thick and seem to have hair around the body.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:16 pm 
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bristle worms


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:05 pm 
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reef wrote:
bristle worms

thanks! never knew they could swim like that! lol


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