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I Am Stumped, What Is It?

DiverC

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I saw this shellfish while snorkeling in the Puget Sound. It was in about 5-6 feet of water, and I don't have a very good photograph of it: GoPro Hero White is only 1080p
resolution and doesn't make good stills. Video is on YouTube:

Richmond Beach 8 25 2021​


at 5 minutes 25 seconds.
I wish I knew what it was.


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DRW

Vintage snorkeller
Jan 5, 2007
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I saw this shellfish while snorkeling in the Puget Sound. It was in about 5-6 feet of water, and I don't have a very good photograph of it: GoPro Hero White is only 1080p
resolution and doesn't make good stills. Video is on YouTube:

Richmond Beach 8 25 2021​


at 5 minutes 25 seconds.
I wish I knew what it was.


View attachment 57614
Some kind of starfish / sea star? Picture below of a purple variety in the Puget Sound.
starfish-puget-sound-washington-state-DH3JP0.jpg
 

DiverC

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You have to jump ahead to 5 minutes 25 seconds in the video to see what I'm posting about. Or click on the attachment. The screenshot is a Puget Sound sea star or starfish, but that's not the intriguing creature that I can't identify.
 

DRW

Vintage snorkeller
Jan 5, 2007
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You have to jump ahead to 5 minutes 25 seconds in the video to see what I'm posting about. Or click on the attachment. The screenshot is a Puget Sound sea star or starfish, but that's not the intriguing creature that I can't identify.
OK, sorry.
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Well, I'm stumped now too, if it's the object resembling a crumpled ball of white paper above. The Pacific Northwest is so full of bizarre crustaceans, both on land and in the sea. I can still recall spotting my first giant slug lounging on a tree stump while hiking through a forest in Washington State a couple of decades ago.
 
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DiverC

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Aug 3, 2018
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OK, sorry.
Well, I'm stumped now too, if it's the object resembling a crumpled ball of white paper above. The Pacific Northwest is so full of bizarre crustaceans, both on land and in the sea. I can still recall spotting my first giant slug lounging on a tree stump while hiking through a forest in Washington State a couple of decades ago.
I hope someone can identify it. I looked up "Puget Sound White Shells" and the chart didn't help. It's got a projection of some kind sticking out of it like a horse conch, but it's not a horse conch they are Atlantic Coast marine life.
 
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