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Collection trip – Swedish west coast

The cold does not prevent the collection of new creatures for the tank. The first free dive this year was a good opportunity to collect sugar kelp, snails, spider crabs  and hermit crabs for the tank. My dive buddy was lucky enough to catch a Fivebeard rockling. The trip went to Hamburgsund on the swedish west coast. The sandy bays and rock shores are fantastic dive sites and during night the rocks are crawling with crustaceans. In the shallows you meet flatfish and seatrout. Unfortunately I had some technical issues with the underwater camera, so I did not get as many photos as I hoped, but here are some of them.

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Hermit crabs

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Plumose anemone (Metridium senile)

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Hermit crab with a shell covered in small polyps, probably Hydractinea echinata

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Calcareous algaes, Irish Moss (Chondrus crispus) and breadcrumb sponge (Halichondria panicea)

 

Great spider crab (Hyas araneus)

Great spider crab (Hyas araneus)

On a more depressing note, the trip really showed how we are slowly  destroying the ocean with plastics. The winter storms has carried tonnes of waste to the beaches.

Plastic sea

 

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