39
taxa
10 plants
10 other animals
10 mollusks
5 ray-finned fishes
4 chromists

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What

Scrambling Pohuehue Muehlenbeckia complexa

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:31 PM NZDT

Description

I think. Cascading down a bank.

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:31 PM NZDT

Description

Walked past this many times and never stopped for a photo. Do not have a clue what this one is. Cascading down a bank.

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What

Knobby Clubrush Ficinia nodosa

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:32 PM NZDT

Description

Growing in the foredunes

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What

Dwarf Janthina Janthina exigua

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:33 PM NZDT

Description

I think.

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:34 PM NZDT

Description

Washed up in an area where there were no Glaucus Atlanticus. Also this area I had not seen any of these before as it is protected by the outer reefs, but a few sneaked in.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:36 PM NZDT

Description

This is interesting as it seems that it is molting or changing its skin.

Washed up in an area where there were no Glaucus Atlanticus. Also this area I had not seen any of these before as it is protected by the outer reefs, but a few sneaked in.

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What

Gulfweed Crab Planes minutus

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:37 PM NZDT

Description

In the intertidal zone

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:37 PM NZDT

Description

Washed up in an area where there were no Glaucus Atlanticus. Also this area I had not seen any of these before as it is protected by the outer reefs, but a few sneaked in.

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What

By-the-wind Sailor Velella velella

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:38 PM NZDT

Description

Washed up

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What

Elongated Janthina Janthina umbilicata

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:39 PM NZDT

Description

I think.

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:40 PM NZDT

Description

Still in the ocean. the last photo shows the dorsal view from taking the photo underwater looking up.

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What

Blue Tube Worm Spirobranchus cariniferus

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:50 PM NZDT

Description

Common in the shallow subtidal

Tags

G3

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What

Red-mouthed Whelk Cominella virgata

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:50 PM NZDT

Description

Common in the shallow subtidal

Tags

G3

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What

Glass Shrimp Palaemon affinis

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:50 PM NZDT

Description

Common in the shallow subtidal

Tags

G3

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What

Blue Tube Worm Spirobranchus cariniferus

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:50 PM NZDT

Description

Common in the shallow subtidal

Tags

G3

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:51 PM NZDT

Description

Common in the shallow subtidal

Tags

G3

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What

Blue Green Chiton Chiton glaucus

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:51 PM NZDT

Description

Common in the shallow subtidal

Tags

G3

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:52 PM NZDT

Description

Common in the shallow subtidal

Tags

G3

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What

Blue Tube Worm Spirobranchus cariniferus

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:52 PM NZDT

Description

Common in the shallow subtidal

Tags

G3

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What

Cat's Eye Snail Lunella smaragdus

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:53 PM NZDT

Description

Common in the shallow subtidal

Tags

G3

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:53 PM NZDT

Description

Common in the shallow subtidal

Tags

G3

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:54 PM NZDT

Description

Common in the shallow subtidal

Tags

G3

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What

Common Triplefin Forsterygion lapillum

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:54 PM NZDT

Description

Common in the shallow subtidal

Tags

G3

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What

Snakeskin Chiton Sypharochiton pelliserpentis

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:54 PM NZDT

Description

Common in the shallow subtidal

Tags

G3

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What

Blue Tube Worm Spirobranchus cariniferus

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:55 PM NZDT

Description

Common in the shallow subtidal

Tags

G3

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What

Common Triplefin Forsterygion lapillum

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:56 PM NZDT

Description

Common in the shallow subtidal

Tags

G3

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What

Common Kelp Ecklonia radiata

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:57 PM NZDT

Description

Common in the shallow subtidal

Tags

G3

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:57 PM NZDT

Description

Not sure if this is a hydrozoan or a sea weed. Locally common, on common flapjack.

Tags

G3

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 05:59 PM NZDT

Description

Wow! I had always photographed these as washups but this one was out in the G3 swimming along. Chasing it for photos I got a few while it was under the water, and this shows details that are not seen when washed up.

Then it surfaced - those are the last photos which are not good but show how it changes its shape. Then it decided to turn and come towards me. The only skin I had exposed is between my hood and mask, but not wanting to get a sting on the face I made a strategic withdrawal, and live to tell this story :)

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:05 PM NZDT

Description

In about 1.5m of water

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What

Common Triplefin Forsterygion lapillum

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:06 PM NZDT

Description

I think.

Never realised these hung out in the big reds, but today I was taking a good look trying to find a seahorse but kept on spotting these. They tuck themelves away and hardly move, hoping to not be spotted.

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What

Kina Evechinus chloroticus

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:07 PM NZDT

Description

Tucked out of harms way

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What

Common Triplefin Forsterygion lapillum

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:07 PM NZDT

Description

Never realised these hung out in the big reds, but today I was taking a good look trying to find a seahorse but kept on spotting these. They tuck themelves away and hardly move, hoping to not be spotted.

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What

Hydrozoans Class Hydrozoa

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:08 PM NZDT

Description

I think.

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What

Luderick Girella tricuspidata

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:09 PM NZDT

Description

Hanging out together

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What

Common Flapjack Carpophyllum maschalocarpum

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:10 PM NZDT

Description

Growing in the shallow subtidal of the G3

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:11 PM NZDT

Description

Growing in the shallow subtidal of the G3

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:12 PM NZDT

Description

Growing in the shallow subtidal of the G3

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What

Common Triplefin Forsterygion lapillum

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:12 PM NZDT

Description

Never realised these hung out in the big reds, but today I was taking a good look trying to find a seahorse but kept on spotting these. They tuck themelves away and hardly move, hoping to not be spotted.

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Triplefin Forsterygion lapillum

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:13 PM NZDT

Description

Never realised these hung out in the big reds, but today I was taking a good look trying to find a seahorse but kept on spotting these. They tuck themelves away and hardly move, hoping to not be spotted.

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What

Fern Caulerpa Caulerpa flexilis

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:16 PM NZDT

Description

After a few days of heavy seas.

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What

Australasian Snapper Chrysophrys auratus

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:19 PM NZDT

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What

Silver Trevally Pseudocaranx georgianus

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:23 PM NZDT

Description

Schools of these in this area.

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Silver Trevally Pseudocaranx georgianus

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:24 PM NZDT

Description

This is for the trevally and not the snapper photobomber.

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What

New Zealand Common Cushion Star Patiriella regularis

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:24 PM NZDT

Description

Lots of large cushion stars on the bottom in about 1.5m of water.

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What

New Zealand Common Cushion Star Patiriella regularis

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:25 PM NZDT

Description

On the sandy bottom in about 1.5m water. These are the biggest that I have seen.

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What

New Zealand Common Cushion Star Patiriella regularis

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:26 PM NZDT

Description

On the sandy bottom in about 1.5m water. These are the biggest that I have seen.

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What

Blue Tube Worm Spirobranchus cariniferus

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:28 PM NZDT

Description

Showing the blue tubes

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:30 PM NZDT

Description

This had been ripped off where it was living in the rough seas of the past few days.

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What

Violet Sweep Scorpis violacea

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:31 PM NZDT

Description

A few of these around.

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Violet Sweep Scorpis violacea

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:31 PM NZDT

Description

This is for the fish in front and not the parore lurking under it.

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What

Luderick Girella tricuspidata

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:31 PM NZDT

Description

Hanging out in pairs. must be residents.

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What

Australasian Snapper Chrysophrys auratus

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:37 PM NZDT

Description

Great to see these back in this area as I had not seen them here for a few months which was worrying, especially as the kina in this area had started to move from out under the rocks and crevises. Now that these are back the kina have retreated again under the rocks.

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:45 PM NZDT

Description

Finally! Mocroscopic teeth absent so Ulva pertusa. The Ulva species that is common but not got a name yet has the teeth.

Ref NZ Seaweeds, Wendy Nelson, Page 41 for the key and pg 44 for the korero.

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:45 PM NZDT

Description

On rocks in high intertidal zone

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What

Sydney Rock Oyster Saccostrea glomerata

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:45 PM NZDT

Description

On rocks in high intertidal zone

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What

Neptune's Necklace Hormosira banksii

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:46 PM NZDT

Description

Growing in a rock pool

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What

Manawa Avicennia marina ssp. australasica

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:48 PM NZDT

Description

Washed up

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What

Nana Zostera muelleri ssp. novozelandica

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 9, 2019 06:48 PM NZDT

Description

Washed up