sealord : Photo Keywords : channel islands marine life : I believe the orange sponge in the centre of the image is Haliclona simulans. A painted top shell, Calliostoma zizyphinum, sits on the sponge (below the first 'O' in "photography".
It grows on the south wall (shaded) of a gully near the Quaine rock pole in Belle Greve Bay on Guernsey's east coast. It was photographed with a Canon S80 compact digital camera at extreme low water during the big equinoctial low tide on 21 March 2007.
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