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Shore Crab

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Location: Ireland Date: 02/06/2015
Scientific Name: Carcinus maenas Pic By: Jen
Family: TBC Size: 8cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 85/1
Description: Found on all types of shore from high water to about 60 m deep, but it is predominantly a shore and shallow water species. Tolerates a wide range of salinities and is especially abundant in estuaries and saltmarshes.

Grey Seal

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Location: Ireland Date: 02/06/2015
Scientific Name: Halichoerus grypus Pic By: Mark
Family: TBC Size: 207cm
ISO: 800 Gender: M
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D Mark II 420/1
Description: Grey seals have grey and brown fur, sometimes with a pattern of blotches; no ears visible; long muzzle; nostrils parallel; larger and darker than common seal, with flat or convex profile to its head (the common seal has a concave profile).

Grey Seal

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Location: Ireland Date: 02/06/2015
Scientific Name: Halichoerus grypus Pic By: Mark
Family: TBC Size: 207cm
ISO: 800 Gender: M
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D Mark II 420/1
Description: Grey seals have grey and brown fur, sometimes with a pattern of blotches; no ears visible; long muzzle; nostrils parallel; larger and darker than common seal, with flat or convex profile to its head (the common seal has a concave profile).

Common Seals

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Location: Skomer Island Date: 14/06/2014
Scientific Name: Phoca vitulina Pic By: Mark
Family: Seal Size: 140cm
ISO: 400 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 400/1
Description: The smaller of our two seal species, Common Seals (also known as Harbour Seals) are more commonly found around sheltered shores and estuaries, where they haul out on sandbanks and beaches. When out of the water, they sometimes hold their body in a curved 'banana' position, with their head and tail both in the air at the same time. Like Grey Seals, they feed on fish, but also eat squids, whelks, crabs and mussels. The young are born during the summer. Can be distinguished from the Grey Seal by its smaller size and shorter head with a blunter, more dog-like profile. Very variable in colour, from blonde to black, but generally grey with dark spots.

Common Seal

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Location: Skomer Island Date: 01/07/2011
Scientific Name: Phoca Vitulina Pic By: Mark
Family: Seal Size: 290cm
ISO: 400 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 7D/100-400L Lens
Description: Description to come soon!

Siamese Fighting Fish

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Location: Home Date: 30/05/2008
Scientific Name: Betta splendens Pic By: Jen
Family: Fish Size: 6cm
ISO: 400 Gender: M
Equipment: Canon 400D/18-55 Lens
Description: Description to come soon!

Bangaii Cardinalfish

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Location: National Marine Aquarium Date: 17/05/2008
Scientific Name: Pterapogon kauderni Pic By: Jen
Family: Fish Size: 10cm
ISO: 1600 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 400D/70-300 Lens
Description: Description to come soon!

Copperband Butterflyfish

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Location: National Marine Aquarium Date: 17/05/2008
Scientific Name: Chelmon rostratus Pic By: Jen
Family: Fish Size: 20cm
ISO: 1600 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 400D/70-300 Lens
Description: Description to come soon!

European Plaice

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Location: National Marine Aquarium Date: 17/05/2008
Scientific Name: Pleuronectes platessa Pic By: Mark
Family: Fish Size: ?
ISO: 1600 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 400D/70-300 Lens
Description: The European Plaice is a highly sought after flatfish, typically found on the sandy bottoms of the european shelf. It feeds on polychaetes, crustaceans and bivalves.
Plaice have been fished to such an extent, that many are captured not long after reaching 6 yrs of age, when typically they can reach up to 40. They're now growing more slowly as a result, and data shows the numbers of all 8 recognized types of plaice are at all time lows. They've been overexploited to such an extent that it's no longer sustainable.

Lionfish

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Location: National Marine Aquarium Date: 17/05/2008
Scientific Name: Scorpaenidae sp. Pic By: Jen
Family: Fish Size: ?
ISO: 1600 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 400D/70-300 Lens
Description: Description to come soon!

Maori Wrasse

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Location: National Marine Aquarium Date: 17/05/2008
Scientific Name: Cheilinus undulatus Pic By: Jen
Family: Fish Size: 200cm
ISO: 1600 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 400D/70-300 Lens
Description: Description to come soon!

Pollack

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Location: National Marine Aquarium Date: 17/05/2008
Scientific Name: Pollachius pollachius Pic By: Jen
Family: Fish Size: 107cm
ISO: 1600 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 400D/70-300 Lens
Description: Description to come soon!

Seahorse

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Location: National Marine Aquarium Date: 17/05/2008
Scientific Name: Syngnathidae Pic By: Jen
Family: Fish Size: ?
ISO: 1600 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 400D/70-300 Lens
Description: Description to come soon!

Yellow Tang

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Location: National Marine Aquarium Date: 17/05/2008
Scientific Name: Zebrasoma flavescens Pic By: Jen
Family: Fish Size: 20cm
ISO: 1600 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 400D/70-300 Lens
Description: Description to come soon!

Snakelocks Anemone

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Location: National Marine Aquarium Date: 17/05/2008
Scientific Name: Anemonia viridis Pic By: Jen
Family: Anemone Size: ?
ISO: 1600 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 400D/70-300 Lens
Description: The Snakelocks Anemone is found in the eastern Atlantic ocean, from here in the UK to the Med. They are typically a grey, or deep green with purple tips. This is because of the symbiotic algae which use sunlight as an energy source. These anemones prefer shallow water due to this symbiotic relationship.

Dahlia Anemone

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Location: National Marine Aquarium Date: 17/05/2008
Scientific Name: Urticina felina Pic By: Jen
Family: Anemone Size: 15cm
ISO: 1600 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 400D/70-300 Lens
Description: The Dahlia Anemone is typically found in areas along the shore with strong wave action or strong tidal currents. This is a large anemone, varied with a wide range of colors.

Opaline Gourami

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Location: Home Date: 15/08/2007
Scientific Name: Trichogaster trichopterus Pic By: Jen
Family: Fish Size: 15cm
ISO: 400 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 30D/18-55 Lens
Description: Description to come soon!

Gray Seal - Annika

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Location: Cornwall Date: 30/09/2006
Scientific Name: Halichoerus grypus Pic By: Jen
Family: Seal Size: 290cm
ISO: 160 Gender: F
Equipment: Fuji Finepix S7000
Description: Description to come soon!

Gray Seal - Annika

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Location: Cornwall Date: 30/09/2006
Scientific Name: Halichoerus grypus Pic By: Jen
Family: Seal Size: 290cm
ISO: 160 Gender: F
Equipment: Fuji Finepix S7000
Description: Description to come soon!

Sea Lion - Pepper

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Location: Cornwall Date: 30/09/2006
Scientific Name: Zalophus californianus Pic By: Jen
Family: Seal Size: 290cm
ISO: 160 Gender: F
Equipment: Fuji Finepix S7000
Description: Description to come soon!

Pleco

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Location: Home Date: 09/05/2006
Scientific Name: Hypostomus plecostomus Pic By: Jen
Family: Fish Size: 60cm
ISO: 250 Gender: U
Equipment: Fuji Finepix S7000
Description: Description to come soon!

Apple Snail

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Location: Home Date: 04/05/2006
Scientific Name: Pomacea bridgesi Pic By: Jen
Family: Snail Size: 6cm
ISO: 200 Gender: U
Equipment: Fuji Finepix S7000
Description: Description to come soon!