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Mouflon Sheep Ovis orientalis

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vanhoutan

Date

June 17, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Two mouflon sheep presumably stranded on a chain-linked fencing meant to keep rocks from falling on a road, about 100 ft below. Mouflon are an introduced species that have wrecked the native vegetation across Hawaii. The distant shot has an orange arrow showing their location and predicament.

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Observer

vanhoutan

Date

June 16, 2012 10:50 AM WEST

Description

Clump of Amansia (synonymous with Melanamansia) with several small white silica sponges. Both green and hawksbill turtles eat this native species here in Hawaii. Second photo shows another species of blue sponge on the basal stem of the alga.

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vanhoutan

Date

June 16, 2012 11:11 AM WEST

Description

Native Hawaiian green algae, food item for both green and hawksbill turtles

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Observer

vanhoutan

Date

June 16, 2012 10:02 AM WEST

Description

One of the favorite macroalgae consumed by hawksbills here in Hawaii and across the Pacific. Looks pretty crunchy maybe too much so to be edible, but considering hawksbills eat sponges and reef, it's right in their wheelhouse.

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