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Naturalist Notebook 

August 30, 2011

Spotlight On…

Check out this week’s featured specimen!

(Pictured below, really close up!)

Photo: N. Sincero 2011

Can you guess what it is?

Here are some hints:

  • This animal prefers to eat sponges.
  • Males of this species have longer claws than females.

Leave us a comment with your answer! Then come see us outside the Project Lab on Friday, September 2nd at 11:30 AM for Specimen Spotlight in order to find out if you’re right.

Filed under: Spotlight On... — nature @ 10:04 am


  1. Blue crab

    Comment by Linda Lasky — August 30, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

  2. Nudibranchs (sea slugs) eat sponges.

    Comment by Mary Carlisle — August 30, 2011 @ 5:42 pm

  3. Thanks for the guesses!

    This is a photo of the shell of Eretmochelys imbricata, the Hawksbill Sea Turtle.


    Our Specimen Spotlight program was a lot of fun! We’re showing off our collection every Friday at 11:30 AM in front of the Project Lab.


    Comment by nature — September 2, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

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