Cycloxanthops novemdentatus

Thumbnail image of Cycloxanthops novemdentatus (crab) - angle 1 with link to larger images. Thumbnail image of Cycloxanthops novemdentatus (crab) - angle 5 with link to larger images. Thumbnail image of Cycloxanthops novemdentatus (crab) - angle 9 with link to larger images. Thumbnail image of Cancer anthonyi (crab) - angle 1 with link to larger images. Thumbnail image of Cancer anthonyi (crab) - angle 5 with link to larger images. nudibranch1j

360 Degree and High-Resolution Photographs of Preserved Crabs Collected Between 1962 and 1966

About These Photos

After collecting and photographing close to 1,000 intertidal invertebrates found along the California coast in the early to mid-sixties, Robert Morris preserved many of the specimens that could not be returned to their place of collection. These specimens sat in a dark and dry box for close to 40 years before they were found shortly after his death. Amzingly, many of them were still in perfect condition.

The pictures on this page were all taken using these preserved specimens. Note that the preservation process has altered the colors of most of the specimens. This photography was done throughout 2012 and there are still many left that need to be photographed. They will be added to this page over time.

The purpose of these pictures is to present detail of each specimen that can be captured through high-resolution photos using today's photographic equipment, and the flexibilities of presentation provided by the internet. Several angles are also presented and a scale cube is used so that the reader can quickly get an idea of the specimen's size. As you can see, the scale cube is 1 cm on each side.

Hopefully, someone will find these photographs useful in their study of California's intertidal invertebrates. If you have any comments or suggestions regarding these photos, please leave a comment below.

Thumbnail image of Cancer anthonyi (crab) - angle 9 with link to larger images.

Each specimen below has been photographed from 10 diffrent angles. These 10 photographs are presented individually and also as part of 10-frame animated clip. The high-resolution photographs and the animated clip can be accesed by clicking on the title (species name) above each set of images. The thumbnail images below link directly to the high-resolution version of that image. An example of the animation can be found below left.

Cancer antennarius - main page with all 10 images - thumbs below link directly to that image

Thumbnail image of Cryptolithodes sitchensis (crab) - angle 1 with link to larger images. Thumbnail image of Cryptolithodes sitchensis (crab) - angle 5 with link to larger images. Thumbnail image of Cryptolithodes sitchensis (crab) - angle 9 with link to larger images.

Pugettia richii

Thumbnail image of Pugettia richii (crab) - angle 1 with link to larger images. Thumbnail image of Pugettia richii (crab) - angle 5 with link to larger images. Thumbnail image of Pugettia richii (crab) - angle 9 with link to larger images.

Pilumnus spinohirsutus

Thumbnail image of Pilumnus spinohirsutus (crab) - angle 1 with link to larger images. Thumbnail image of Pilumnus spinohirsutus (crab) - angle 5 with link to larger images. Thumbnail image of Pilumnus spinohirsutus (crab) - angle 9 with link to larger images.

Scyra acutifrons

Thumbnail image of Scyra acutifrons (crab) - angle 1 with link to larger images. Thumbnail image of Scyra acutifrons (crab) - angle 5 with link to larger images. Thumbnail image of Scyra acutifrons (crab) - angle 9 with link to larger images.

Cancer productus

Thumbnail image of Cancer productus (crab) - angle 1 with link to larger images. Thumbnail image of Cancer productus (crab) - angle 5 with link to larger images. Thumbnail image of Cancer productus (crab) - angle 9 with link to larger images.

Taliepus nuttallii

Thumbnail image of Taliepus nuttallii (crab) - angle 1 with link to larger images. Thumbnail image of Taliepus nuttallii (crab) - angle 5 with link to larger images. Thumbnail image of Taliepus nuttallii (crab) - angle 9 with link to larger images.

Hemigrapsus oregonensis

Thumbnail image of Hemigrapsus oregonensis (crab) - angle 1 with link to larger images. Thumbnail image of Hemigrapsus oregonensis (crab) - angle 5 with link to larger images. Thumbnail image of Hemigrapsus oregonensis (crab) - angle 9 with link to larger images.

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An example of the 360 degree photos of these 50 year-old specimens.
Currently, 9 of the approximately 70 crab specimens are online and can be found by clicking any of the pictures to the right.

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Fishing the Sea of Cortez off Cerralvo Island

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U.S. Civil War - 1862
Jessup Pollard, 28th Reg. Massachusetts

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