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Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

The most common species of Thorny Oyster in the Wester Pacific, this is a Variable Thorny Oyster (Spondylus varians). These large oysters are distinctive with their orange mantle and are found cemented into reef walls and open reef faces to about 30m of depth.
Image taken on the famous Steve's Bommie dive site in the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia.

· Date: Tue May 1, 2007 · Reference ID: /22007-01-05_16-06-21 · Views: 13482 ·
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Large School of Bumphead Parrotfish - Bulbometopon muricatum
Paul Osmond

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