Water Quality B/C ID/Question Marathon

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Re: Water Quality B/C ID/Question Marathon

Postby darkdeserthighway » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:41 am

PacificGoldenPlover wrote:
Nice specimen of a
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Re: Water Quality B/C ID/Question Marathon

Postby PacificGoldenPlover » Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:29 am

ID, and how do juveniles of this species avoid predators?
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Re: Water Quality B/C ID/Question Marathon

Postby megan » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:52 pm

Is it...
Sweetlips. The juveniles mimic the movements of flatworms to discourage predators.
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Postby PacificGoldenPlover » Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:21 pm

correct.
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Re: Water Quality B/C ID/Question Marathon

Postby megan » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:12 pm

ID and tell me what other ID organism preys upon them.
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Postby PacificGoldenPlover » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:20 pm

I know what organism it is, but not exactly what preys upon it.
Moray Eel and Grouper?
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Postby dnixon93 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:50 pm

Moray Eel right?

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Postby Watergirl » Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:53 pm

[Moray Eel; Humphead Wrasse/hide]
I don't think this is the proper way to hide the answer...
If I'm doing it wrong, can anyone explain to me how to do it?
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Re: Water Quality B/C ID/Question Marathon

Postby megan » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:04 pm

PacificGoldenPlover wrote:
I know what organism it is, but not exactly what preys upon it.
Moray Eel and Grouper?


Correct. And I read online that groupers prey upon moray eels, so correct as well :)
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Re: Water Quality B/C ID/Question Marathon

Postby PacificGoldenPlover » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:18 pm

Which coral species is known as the "lab rat" of the reefs, and why?
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Postby CulturallyScientific » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:13 am

PacificGoldenPlover wrote:Which coral species is known as the "lab rat" of the reefs, and why?


Perhaps:
Stylophora pistillata, because they have a wide range of different shapes/sizes/types/morphologies, and they also have a very diverse range (geographically)...?
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Re: Water Quality B/C ID/Question Marathon

Postby PacificGoldenPlover » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:38 am

No.
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Re: Water Quality B/C ID/Question Marathon

Postby cupcakegirl » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:07 am

Possibly...
Porites lobata because it is found worldwide, can be shipped and survive, is vigorous to survive an environmental issue, and is representative of scleractinians.
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Re: Water Quality B/C ID/Question Marathon

Postby ptkid » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:58 am

Read this recently?
None, no species of coral would be representative. I read this somewhere on CORIS
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Re: Water Quality B/C ID/Question Marathon

Postby PacificGoldenPlover » Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:02 am

Incorrect. The genus name is Montastraea
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