55
taxa
3 plants
7 other animals
2 mollusks
41 ray-finned fishes
1 bird
1 insect
30
life list firsts

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Coconut Palm Cocos nucifera

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

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Greenfish Sea Cucumber Stichopus chloronotus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water.

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Titan Triggerfish Balistoides viridescens

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

There were a few of these around; they seemed to like swimming tipped over 60 degrees.

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Rufous Night-Heron Nycticorax caledonicus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

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Striped Large-eye Bream Gnathodentex aureolineatus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water.

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Collector Urchin Tripneustes gratilla

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water.

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Spotted Butterflyfish Chaetodon guttatissimus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Shallow snorkeling.

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Bluefin Trevally Caranx melampygus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Shallow snorkeling.

1 of a pair.

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Indian Doublebar Goatfish Parupeneus trifasciatus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling.

Mixed-species group of fry in very shallow water with rocky bottom.
(top right fish)

Stripes reach completely top to bottom. Barbels out in second photo.

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Sailfin Tang Zebrasoma veliferum

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Shallow snorkeling.

Too fast.

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Exquisite Wrasse Cirrhilabrus exquisitus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water.

In very shallow water with a rocky bottom.

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Checkerboard Wrasse Halichoeres hortulanus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water (

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Topsail drummer Kyphosus bigibbus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Shallow snorkeling.

Weird black bit is a background fish.

K. bigibbus or K. vaigiensis.

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Banded Goby Amblygobius phalaena

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Shallow snorkeling.

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Yellowstripe Goatfish Mulloidichthys flavolineatus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water.

With a Yellowfin in the top left.

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Pennant Bannerfish Heniochus chrysostomus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water.

Fled under a ledge.

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Meros Genus Epinephelus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water.

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Dark-capped Parrotfish Scarus oviceps

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water (

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Moon Snails Family Naticidae

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Is this the egg ribbon/sand-covered mucus excretion of some kind of mollusc?

The outside was all pink sand stuck together, and though it was floppy the whole thing held its shape quite well. I didn't want to mess it up, so I don't know what the inside looks like.

I found it sitting partially buried in the sand in very shallow water, a good ways from the reef.

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Coconut Palm Cocos nucifera

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

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Land Crab Cardisoma carnifex

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Hiding futilely.

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Grey Demoiselle Chrysiptera glauca

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling.

Mixed-species group of fry in very shallow water with rocky bottom.

Underside white shading to blue, bright blue eyebrows.

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Whitespeckled Demoiselle Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Shallow snorkeling.

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Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse Labroides dimidiatus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Shallow snorkeling.

Cleaning Yellowfin Goatfish.

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Lagoon Triggerfish Rhinecanthus aculeatus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water.

Fish butt. Black bar on tail, bottom rear stripes, and top orange stripe visible. This is apparently the only photo I got of one here, they weren't as plentiful or friendly as in Hawaii.

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Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse Labroides dimidiatus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water.

Saw ones cleaning a Yellow Boxfish, a White-tipped Reef Shark, and some Yellowfin Goatfish.

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Blackspot Snapper Lutjanus ehrenbergii

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water.

A few under a ledge. All fins yellow. It's either L. ehrenbergii or L. fulviflamma.

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Threadfin Butterflyfish Chaetodon auriga

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Shallow snorkeling.

Investigating a sea cuke.

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Fivestripe Wrasse Thalassoma quinquevittatum

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water.

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Giant Porcupinefish Diodon hystrix

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Shallow snorkeling.

Big slow fish.

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water.

Lots of this stuff around.

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Bigscale Soldierfish Myripristis berndti

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water.

White margin on all fins except pectoral, dark spot on operculum margin and behind fin.

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Bluntheaded Wrasse Thalassoma amblycephalum

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water.

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Giant Clam Tridacna maxima

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

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Description

Snorkeling at

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November 29, 2007

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Sea Lettuce Scaevola taccada

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sea-kangaroo

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November 29, 2007

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Two-spot Red Snapper Lutjanus bohar

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Shallow snorkeling.

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Indian Redfin Butterflyfish Chaetodon trifasciatus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Shallow snorkeling.

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Goldtail Demoiselle Chrysiptera parasema

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water.

In a giant clam shell. Only photo I got.

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Spotfin Squirrelfish Neoniphon sammara

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water.

Fin unhelpfully not extended, but: tail & soft dorsal fins yellow with red border, anal fin red with white spine, stripy and a bit yellow body, and what looks like a couple of white dorsal fin spines visible.

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Blacktip Reef Shark Carcharhinus melanopterus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

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Description

Small shark in extremely shallow water, very close to shore. There were a couple of other ones doing the same thing.

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Rufous Night-Heron Nycticorax caledonicus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Came back the next day.

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Pacific Double-saddle Butterflyfish Chaetodon ulietensis

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Shallow snorkeling.

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Saddle Butterflyfish Chaetodon ephippium

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Shallow snorkeling.

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Bluespine Unicornfish Naso unicornis

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Shallow snorkeling.

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Yellow Boxfish Ostracion cubicus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water.

Crazy nose fish.

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Convict Surgeonfish Acanthurus triostegus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water.

Fry in a very shallow rocky area.

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Harlequin Sweetlips Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water.

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Humbug Dascyllus Dascyllus aruanus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water.

Yes this is terrible, but still possible to ID I think! All-white tail, no white on ventral fins, what looks like a white forehead spot.

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Stripebelly Puffer Arothron hispidus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Shallow snorkeling.

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Six-bar Wrasse Thalassoma hardwicke

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water.

Photos of different individuals.

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Bullethead Parrotfish Chlorurus sordidus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water (

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Bigeye Emperor Monotaxis grandoculis

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling in

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Leopard Sea Cucumber Bohadschia argus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water.

2nd-4th photos by SKB.

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Green Humphead Parrotfish Bolbometopon muricatum

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

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Yellowfin Goatfish Mulloidichthys vanicolensis

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

Description

Shallow snorkeling.

With Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse.

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Frangipani Trees Genus Plumeria

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

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Whitetip Reef Shark Triaenodon obesus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 29, 2007

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