All pictures are made in July 2008 at the Sithonia peninsula (northern Aegean sea) in Greece.
I cannot understand, what those brownish "bells" on white legs in the upper cental part of picture, upon Scorpaena notata are. Thought of tunicate group, but so far could not find an image similiar to these.
This lonely Chromis chromis looked strange and acted strange. It's body was strongly blowed up around belly, and some flexible white "wire" was hanging out. I could not figure out if it's going to lay eggs or perhaps is infected by some helmintos?
Shame on me, I could not identify this sponge. The closest I found was Suberites carnosus, but the cental opening looks protrused on this one (in addition I do not know if Suberites probably lives in Northern Aegean).
This coralline algae seems like something between Lithophyllum stictaeforme (which uses to be more magenta) and Peyssonnelia squamaria (looking a bit darker red), but what can it be?
I've got no idea what that elongated orange leaf down on the background could be. Almost the same thing is observable on the ID#6picture, in the upper right corner.
I'm unable to identify the white block, on the right side of which a little cleaning prawl is sitting.
Except for the forementioned orange leaf on the top right, I could not clear up either the white sponge, either to determine a scientific name for a little goby sitting above an orange polychaeta.
This was the largest colonial bryozoan I've seen so far (it had size of a large sock, huh). Unfortunately I had no luck to see it back while trying to idetify it by Google images.
May it be Dendrophyllia ramea?
Could it be Trachinotus ovatus or Caranx crysos, or Campogramma glaycos?
Who are these little cute fishies? May be Sardina pilchardus or some relatives from the Clupeidae family?
This beutiful sea anemone does not seem to be nor Anemonia viridis, nor Aiptasia mutabilis (those both are more common in the area).
This little shell used to be found hardly sucked to live of dead bivalvia shells. This time it was found on the piece of garbage we took out of the sea, so it could be pictured before getting back to it's element. The closest thing I could find for this little fellow was Anomia sp., but I am much unsure about that.
This sleeping fish seemed like close relative to Symphodus tinca, but coloured different. Could it be Symphodus rossaili?
This flourescent yellow thing is the greatest mysterie for me. I cannot even detect, if it's sponge or tunicate.
Unusually looking carapax of sea-spider crab, an octopus victim.
Lovely Tompot's blenny has so much strange around: what are those yellowish "chewing gums" beneath it? What is the origin of those dark spots in somekind of slime in the upper part of picture?
Thank You in advance for the invaluable help and spending your time I very appreciate.