A large old Lima Clam, with mantle faded to a soft orange, hides in a crevice deep off the wall at Bloody Bay.
Little Cayman Island - Depth 165 feet or 50 meters
* The above image is filled with marine life. The
central feature is an unusually large old Lima Clam (Lima scabra), about
the size of a softball. Instead of the typical red mantle
(1), the mantle of the pictured clam was faded to a soft orange, either by
age, or its environment. It was found in a crevice deep of the wall at Bloody Bay. The
maroon organisms coating the wall appear to be a form of encrusting sponge.
Two forms of algae can be identified. In the lower right corner is a brown
alga (Lobophora variegata). At the top right is an unidentified
green alga specked by white. At several points on the wall are white
parchment tubes of an unidentified Serpulid Worm.
Bloody Bay Wall, Little Cayman Island - Depth 165 feet or 50 meters