Small, up to 1.5 cm (fully stretched out), usually looks less than 1 cm as their tail is coiled up among the branches of the host sea fan they lives in. They have amazing camouflage, some will even have tubercles that makes them looks like the branches of sea fan with polyps. They are mostly orange in colour with some variation of reddish with white spots, all depending on the host seafan. Pic#1 is the 'larger' picture of what most Diver is likely to 'look at', whereby the Pygmy seahorse is really tiny. Puc#3 is a cropped of Pic#2 to show more details of the tiny cutie.
Small bodied crab, usually less than 1 cm even as adults. Very long legs easily 4-5 cm in length for each leg. White spots running along all the legs and spiny. White-lined on the carapace. They are actually very well camouflaged on the host sea fan unless you seek them out, otherwise, you will hardly notice them.
For the developers at New York start-up Networked Organisms, smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st Century. Their tool, Project Noah, lets people upload photos of plants and wildlife around them, creating a map of the natural world and contributing to scientific research in the process.
Bespectacled scientists of yore would carry around hefty field guides, made up of hundreds of pages of text and photos. But these days, smartphone owners have a lighter option: an app called Project Noah, which aims to help people identify plants and animals as well as collect data from "citizen scientists" about where certain species are located.
Project Noah enables us to be part of a more focused online community where we can learn more about wildlife around us and contribute to scientific research. It pulls participants into deeper, more meaningful engagement by enabling people to go on “missions” to collectively map changes based on sightings.
A modern invention that may also hold the key to saving species in the future. Project Noah is a global study that encourages nature lovers to document the wildlife they encounter, using a purpose built phone app and web community. In addition to the virtual "collection" of species, Project Noah encourages citizen science by linking up with existing surveys including the International Spider Survey and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.