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** Winter Scuba Diving in France, or the unexpected cowrie - Published : Dec 26, 2007

It's Winter time here (South Of France), by the way the weather is not that bad and temperatures are still cool. We decide to go scuba. The team will gather Laurent Kbaier, Great Underwater Photographer (http://www.bluesun.fr/); my father (who'll take us to the spot) and myself. Water temperature is 16°C which is warm for december.

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** Cypraea Erosaria spurca : details of the manthe - Published : Sep 18, 2007

During this dive,19th august 2007 with my team mate Laurent Kbaïer (http://www.bluesun.fr), we manage to find a live Cypraea spurca Gmelin, 1791. The specimen was found under a rock at 17 meters at Hyères (Presqu'île de Giens, France). Laurent made amazing macro photos of

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** Night Scuba in France, live shell pictures... - Published : Aug 23, 2007

In September (2007) we decided, Laurent and I to night scuba around Hyères. We made 3 night dives already and we have seen many molluscs while scuba. Laurent managed to take some amazing shots, as always... I let yo uenjoy some of them here. Remember that more photos can be seen there :

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** Pictures of a Live Cypraea hirundo francisca from Seychelles : a scoop !! - Published : Jun 13, 2007

During my last vacations, in the Seychelles, we had the chance to get our hands on a live specimen of the rare and endemic Cypraea hirundo francisca (Schilder & Schilder 1938). I can't be sure but It seems that it have never been live photographied yet. Unfortunately I was not able to make shots in it's habitat. I manage to make photos in a small translucent cup. But it's really enough to have a good idea of the animal. I let you enjoy the pictures... The specimen was found around Praslin island by 4 meters of water, under a medium of dead coral boulder on sandy part

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** Conus gubernator leehmani in the Seychelles ? - Published : Apr 26, 2007

The Seychelles, one of the last paradise on earth, host many of the Indian Ocean Sea Shells species. Some particularities occurs there though. The islands host the beautiful pinkish Cypraea hirundo francisca, Schilder. & Schilder 1938 and Conus textile is not present. This archipelago owns Conus gubernator, Hwass 1792 Cone shell specie. Two publications : The Cone Shells Os Seychelles, A.G. Jarrett & D. Slimming (G.T. Phillips & Co Ltd., 1970); Marine Shells Of The Seychelles, A.G. Jarrett (Carole Green Publishing,2000) can be f

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