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What

Four-and-four Sea Star Allostichaster polyplax

Observer

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Date

January 28, 2019 01:33 AM ACDT

Description

An unfamiliar species. Moved quickly over the edge of this boulder and into darkness/cover, possibly reacting to my video lights.

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What

Southern Sand Octopus Octopus kaurna

Observer

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Date

January 28, 2019 02:18 AM ACDT

Description

Single animal active and roaming on sandy seabed.

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What

Typical Octopuses Family Octopodidae

Observer

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Date

January 28, 2019 02:25 AM ACDT

Description

Single animal sighted. Went for cover by crawling.

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What

Four-and-four Sea Star Allostichaster polyplax

Observer

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Date

January 28, 2019 02:27 AM ACDT

Description

Unfamiliar species. Two seen about a metre or two apart. Both photographed. One had six arms, the other had seven.

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What

Pale Anemone Exaiptasia diaphana

Observer

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Date

January 28, 2019 01:13 PM ACDT

Description

Dense clusters on some submerged boulders in otherwise muddy environment.

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What

Four-colour Nudibranch Godiva quadricolor

Observer

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Date

January 28, 2019 01:15 PM ACDT

Description

Subject is central in frame. Second image is potentially an egg mass of the same species.

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What

Violet Tunicate Botrylloides violaceus

Observer

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Date

January 28, 2019 01:15 PM ACDT

Description

Also note the nudibranch egg mass in the top-right corner. Could be Godiva quadricolor.

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What

Tapestry Shell Tapes conspersus

Observer

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Date

January 28, 2019 01:27 PM ACDT

Description

Single live specmen sighted while snorkeling.

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What

Brown Bryozoan Bugula neritina

Observer

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Date

January 28, 2019 01:33 PM ACDT

Description

A few sprigs here and there.

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What

Mediterranean Fanworm Sabella spallanzanii

Observer

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Date

January 28, 2019 01:35 PM ACDT

Description

Many sighted. Attached to rubble, timber and junk.

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What

European Green Crab Carcinus maenas

Observer

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Date

January 28, 2019 01:40 PM ACDT

Description

Single live specimen found.

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What

Australian Blue Swimmer Crab Portunus armatus

Observer

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Date

January 28, 2019 01:41 PM ACDT

Description

Was concealed under mud, and shot out when passed over.