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Is the octopus holding the eggs in her arms or are they attached to the den?

Creative naming for the sea star, the equivalent here would make you blush :wink:
 

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They're attached to the den AND she's got them cradled in her arms!

Yep Fluffybum was sooooooo much better than the alternatives suggested, we do have to talk to children about it! It's also more fun than "elongated aboral dermal papillae" :roll:
 

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While the squarium is closed, we are still running our school ed programmes and our educators had a group on the shore last week and look at what they found on the low shore! It's an aeolidiid sea slug Spurilla drusilla and it is quite uncommon, I see my pic made the newspaper but I don't get the credit! :sad: http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/237022/citizen-scientists-sought-project
 

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Beautiful critter! Not long ago I mentioned your square meter project (but fail to remember the member :old:) as a suggestion for projects. I hope this takes off as I think it is a terrific idea! Wish I could help with the website.
 

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I am impressed with your photos, I could not get anything even close with small egg hatchlings and even the fully formed large egg pictures I took were not this good. Are they in a flow through system or are all those shut down now?
 

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