June 22nd, 2012
"Pretty Pink Petals" Photo of the Day 6-22-2012
Cluster of Dandelions
Los Gatos, CA
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Shovelnose Lobster Scyllarides latus
One of the two lobsters commonly caught by Cretan fishermen, the shovelnose is also known as the Spanish or slipper lobster. As you can see, it has no large claws for offence or defence. Instead, this lobster relies on camouflaging itself between the rocks during the day, but it can flick its tail open and closed to scoot off backwards when necessary.