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Piddock Clam (Penitella penita)  Typical size: 2” diameter siphon.  ID: Large siphon with brown and white markings.  Comments:  An extended siphon is all I every see of the piddock clam.  This species is very common throughout Northwest waters around clay walls or soft substrates.  Some of the clay walls around Point Defiance have so many holes drilled by piddock clams that the wall looks like Swiss cheese

Piddock Clam (Penitella penita) Typical size: 2” diameter siphon. ID: Large siphon with brown and white markings. Comments: An extended siphon is all I every see of the piddock clam. This species is very common throughout Northwest waters around clay walls or soft substrates. Some of the clay walls around Point Defiance have so many holes drilled by piddock clams that the wall looks like Swiss cheese

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Unbridled agriculture, not tourism, could be the largest threat to Cuba’s coral reefs, say experts set to advise the country in three weeks.

Unbridled agriculture, not tourism, could be the largest threat to Cuba’s coral reefs, say experts set to advise the country in three weeks.

Portunus rubromarginatus, the red swimming crab.  Portunidea family.  Portunid crabs are characterised by the flattening of the fifth pair of legs into broad paddles, which are used for swimming.

Portunus rubromarginatus, the red swimming crab. Portunid crabs are characterised by the flattening of the fifth pair of legs into broad paddles, which are used for swimming.

Marine Photobank: Photo Center  Harlequin fish of South Australia

Marine Photobank: Photo Center Harlequin fish of South Australia

This sea cucumber has its feeding tentacles extended. After sea cucumbers catch food this way, they stuff their tentacles into their mouths.

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This sea cucumber has its feeding tentacles extended. After sea cucumbers catch food this way, they stuff their tentacles into their mouths. See a marine animal also known as a "white-spotted rose" next.

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