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Gersemia Rubiformis discovered by sam (#4752)

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Sighting Info

Observed: September 12, 2014 @ 11:55 AM
Posted on: September 28, 2014 @ 6:06 PM (diff: 16 days)
this life form grows on rocks at the sea bottom. It is 2-1/4 inches and 1-1/2 inches wide. It looks like a Raspberry cluster to me.

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By Lessa on 9/29/2014 8:07:55 AM

Hi Sam,

Dr. Annie Mercier at the Ocean Science Centre says it looks like the soft coral Gersemia rubiformis, which is also known as the sea raspberry or sea strawberry. Your description of it as a raspberry cluster isn't that far off!

By Tclenche on 9/29/2014 11:06:02 AM

very interesting. I have never seen that before. What depth did that come from?

By sam on 9/29/2014 3:08:53 PM

many thanks, Lessa. Now I know the scientific AND NAME. In the past if one set his nets and hauled them full of them we would say we had a haul of raspberries, but not knowing they were called that.

By sam on 9/29/2014 3:11:13 PM

Tom, I seen them many times before. This one came from about 35 fathoms deep. I had my nets set in 25-45 fathoms , and it was caught up about the middle of the fleet.

By sam on 9/29/2014 3:21:46 PM

Back again Tom. You didn't have much opportunity to see them, they were always discarded at sea. which is what I did after taking pics.

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