An old Lima Clam with a mantle like a scarletcurtain, has found a home in a tube of the brightly encrusted boiler from the Shipwreck Balboa in Georgetown Harbor, Grand Cayman Island.
Depth 25 feet or 8 meters
| * In the above image, what caught
our eye was the scarlet mantle and translucent tentacle-like extensions
of the mantle of a Lima Clam (Lima scabra). The clam was
protected by a tube in the boiler from the Shipwreck Balboa.
When approached, the clam could vanish into the tube in an eye-blink.
Equally noticeable was a variety of encrusting organisms on the
surface of the boiler. These include orange and red encrusting
sponges, and a variety of coralline encrusting algae.
Shipwreck Balboa in Georgetown Harbor, Grand Cayman Island. - Depth 25 feet or 8 meters