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Postby amrala » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:29 am

Hello Gents,

I found this thing in a night dive , depth i think it was 40ft , when i was observing it , if i pointed my light on it it will swim toward it until it hit the light , if i point my light away from it it will swim far away , my buddy said that they get itchy on the neck am assuming she hit this thing while swimming

sorry for the poor quality of image but am just using internal flash

1/60s,F5.6,Exp -1,ISO 200, AWB,Flash and Macro :on

cheers
Amr
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Postby nwscubamom » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:49 am

My best guess would be a siphonophore of some kind. Lots of different types, just floating around. They usually have a swimming bell, and often a little gas filled float that keeps them right side up. They fish for stuff to eat with their long dangly tentacles.

That's my awesome unscientific explanation.

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Postby amrala » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:51 am

Thanks Janna, but do u know if its itchy if u touch it or not ?
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Postby nwscubamom » Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:18 am

That I don't know. Where were you diving when you saw it?
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Postby amrala » Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:28 am

i was diving in jeddah,saudi arabia "Red sea" night dive
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