35
taxa
19 other animals
4 mollusks
3 insects
4 plants
1 bird
4 chromists
2
2 life list firsts

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What

Auckland Tree Weta Hemideina thoracica

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 10:39 AM NZDT

Description

Weta lurking

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What

Pelagic Gooseneck Barnacle Lepas anatifera

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 12:53 PM NZDT

Description

This would have been washed up in the last high tide (the tide was on it's way out) as the goose barnacles covering it were still alive, and the crabs were still inside until we tipped the container upside down to get them out to get photos.

The last photo shows the yellow plastic thing that this critter was on.

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What

Red Algae Phylum Rhodophyta

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 12:54 PM NZDT

Description

This would have been washed up in the last high tide (the tide was on it's way out) as the goose barnacles covering it were still alive, and the crabs were still inside until we tipped the container upside down to get them out to get photos.

The last photo shows the yellow plastic thing that this critter was on.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 12:55 PM NZDT

Description

Not sure if this is a NZ crab or a hitch-hiker crab that has come in from somewhere else.

This would have been washed up in the last high tide (the tide was on it's way out) as the goose barnacles covering it were still alive, and the crabs were still inside until we tipped the container upside down to get them out to get photos.

The last photo shows the yellow plastic thing that this critter was on.

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What

Gulfweed Crab Planes minutus

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 12:56 PM NZDT

Description

Not sure if this is a NZ crab or a hitch-hiker crab that has come in from somewhere else.

This would have been washed up in the last high tide (the tide was on it's way out) as the goose barnacles covering it were still alive, and the crabs were still inside until we tipped the container upside down to get them out to get photos.

The last photo shows the yellow plastic thing that this critter was on.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 12:56 PM NZDT

Description

Not sure if this is a NZ crab or a hitch-hiker crab that has come in from somewhere else.

This would have been washed up in the last high tide (the tide was on it's way out) as the goose barnacles covering it were still alive, and the crabs were still inside until we tipped the container upside down to get them out to get photos.

The last photo shows the yellow plastic thing that this critter was on.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 12:56 PM NZDT

Description

Not sure if this is a NZ crab or a hitch-hiker crab that has come in from somewhere else.

This would have been washed up in the last high tide (the tide was on it's way out) as the goose barnacles covering it were still alive, and the crabs were still inside until we tipped the container upside down to get them out to get photos.

The last photo shows the yellow plastic thing that this critter was on.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 12:57 PM NZDT

Description

Not sure if this is a NZ crab or a hitch-hiker crab that has come in from somewhere else.

This would have been washed up in the last high tide (the tide was on it's way out) as the goose barnacles covering it were still alive, and the crabs were still inside until we tipped the container upside down to get them out to get photos.

The last photo shows the yellow plastic thing that this critter was on.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 12:57 PM NZDT

Description

Not sure if this is a NZ crab or a hitch-hiker crab that has come in from somewhere else.

This would have been washed up in the last high tide (the tide was on it's way out) as the goose barnacles covering it were still alive, and the crabs were still inside until we tipped the container upside down to get them out to get photos.

The last photo shows the yellow plastic thing that this critter was on.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 01:44 PM NZDT

Description

I think this species. Washed up

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What

Giant Shore Anemone Oulactis magna

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 01:58 PM NZDT

Description

In Aug 2018 I photographed a strange sea anemone that were fornd in a sea cave and there was alot of korero in that original obs -
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/15675292

A week later I returned and got more photos and obs and wrote a journal about that trip. it also has the links to those obs.
https://inaturalist.nz/journal/tangatawhenua/18479-journey-to-the-sea-anemone-cave

Over 1 year later I was finally back there and this obs are more of the anemones.

This lives in a sea cave, in the high intertidal zone. The area were they are is dark - we used dive torches to initially find them and then to light them for photos. Some of the places where they originally were found do are no longer there, but some were still in the same place and had grown. We also found a few in new places.

Sand does not get up to where they are. They were about 2 -3m above the floor of the cave and a ledge, and not tucked away in a crease. After finishing taking the photos, I then climbed up onto the ledge to see what was higher up.

The largest would have been about 40mm - 50mm and have not gotten bigger in the year since I last saw them. There were a few smaller ones but I didn't photograph those, focusing instead on the larger ones and hopefully getting enough detail to get the "sea anemones" lowered :)

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What

Giant Shore Anemone Oulactis magna

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 01:59 PM NZDT

Description

In Aug 2018 I photographed a strange sea anemone that were fornd in a sea cave and there was alot of korero in that original obs -
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/15675292

A week later I returned and got more photos and obs and wrote a journal about that trip. it also has the links to those obs.
https://inaturalist.nz/journal/tangatawhenua/18479-journey-to-the-sea-anemone-cave

Over 1 year later I was finally back there and this obs are more of the anemones.

This lives in a sea cave, in the high intertidal zone. The area were they are is dark - we used dive torches to initially find them and then to light them for photos. Some of the places where they originally were found do are no longer there, but some were still in the same place and had grown. We also found a few in new places.

Sand does not get up to where they are. They were about 2 -3m above the floor of the cave and a ledge, and not tucked away in a crease. After finishing taking the photos, I then climbed up onto the ledge to see what was higher up.

The largest would have been about 40mm - 50mm and have not gotten bigger in the year since I last saw them. There were a few smaller ones but I didn't photograph those, focusing instead on the larger ones and hopefully getting enough detail to get the "sea anemones" lowered :)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Giant Shore Anemone Oulactis magna

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 02:00 PM NZDT

Description

In Aug 2018 I photographed a strange sea anemone that were fornd in a sea cave and there was alot of korero in that original obs -
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/15675292

A week later I returned and got more photos and obs and wrote a journal about that trip. it also has the links to those obs.
https://inaturalist.nz/journal/tangatawhenua/18479-journey-to-the-sea-anemone-cave

Over 1 year later I was finally back there and this obs are more of the anemones.

This lives in a sea cave, in the high intertidal zone. The area were they are is dark - we used dive torches to initially find them and then to light them for photos. Some of the places where they originally were found do are no longer there, but some were still in the same place and had grown. We also found a few in new places.

Sand does not get up to where they are. They were about 2 -3m above the floor of the cave and a ledge, and not tucked away in a crease. After finishing taking the photos, I then climbed up onto the ledge to see what was higher up.

The largest would have been about 40mm - 50mm and have not gotten bigger in the year since I last saw them. There were a few smaller ones but I didn't photograph those, focusing instead on the larger ones and hopefully getting enough detail to get the "sea anemones" lowered :)

Photos / Sounds

What

Giant Shore Anemone Oulactis magna

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 02:00 PM NZDT

Description

In Aug 2018 I photographed a strange sea anemone that were fornd in a sea cave and there was alot of korero in that original obs -
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/15675292

A week later I returned and got more photos and obs and wrote a journal about that trip. it also has the links to those obs.
https://inaturalist.nz/journal/tangatawhenua/18479-journey-to-the-sea-anemone-cave

Over 1 year later I was finally back there and this obs are more of the anemones.

This lives in a sea cave, in the high intertidal zone. The area were they are is dark - we used dive torches to initially find them and then to light them for photos. Some of the places where they originally were found do are no longer there, but some were still in the same place and had grown. We also found a few in new places.

Sand does not get up to where they are. They were about 2 -3m above the floor of the cave and a ledge, and not tucked away in a crease. After finishing taking the photos, I then climbed up onto the ledge to see what was higher up.

The largest would have been about 40mm - 50mm and have not gotten bigger in the year since I last saw them. There were a few smaller ones but I didn't photograph those, focusing instead on the larger ones and hopefully getting enough detail to get the "sea anemones" lowered :)

The second photo shows closeup details.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Giant Shore Anemone Oulactis magna

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 02:00 PM NZDT

Description

In Aug 2018 I photographed a strange sea anemone that were fornd in a sea cave and there was alot of korero in that original obs -
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/15675292

A week later I returned and got more photos and obs and wrote a journal about that trip. it also has the links to those obs.
https://inaturalist.nz/journal/tangatawhenua/18479-journey-to-the-sea-anemone-cave

Over 1 year later I was finally back there and this obs are more of the anemones.

This lives in a sea cave, in the high intertidal zone. The area were they are is dark - we used dive torches to initially find them and then to light them for photos. Some of the places where they originally were found do are no longer there, but some were still in the same place and had grown. We also found a few in new places.

Sand does not get up to where they are. They were about 2 -3m above the floor of the cave and a ledge, and not tucked away in a crease. After finishing taking the photos, I then climbed up onto the ledge to see what was higher up.

The largest would have been about 40mm - 50mm and have not gotten bigger in the year since I last saw them. There were a few smaller ones but I didn't photograph those, focusing instead on the larger ones and hopefully getting enough detail to get the "sea anemones" lowered :)

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 02:02 PM NZDT

Description

Living in the sea cave.

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Square

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 02:04 PM NZDT

Description

In the sea cave.

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What

Hen Pen Bryopsis plumosa

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 02:12 PM NZDT

Description

in a tidal rock pool. maybe really old hen pen.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Giant Shore Anemone Oulactis magna

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 02:13 PM NZDT

Description

a giant shore anemone how it usually is.

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 02:14 PM NZDT

Description

growing on NZ greenlipped mussel.

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What

Spiral Tube Worms Subfamily Spirorbinae

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 02:15 PM NZDT

Description

growing on a green lipped mussel

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What

New Zealand Hermit Crab Pagurus novizealandiae

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 02:16 PM NZDT

Description

Trying to stay hidden.

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What

Hairy Seaweed Crab Notomithrax ursus

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 02:25 PM NZDT

Description

With alot of digging and strategic planning Theo and I got this out for a photo shoot.

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What

Hairy Seaweed Crab Notomithrax ursus

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 02:28 PM NZDT

Description

Impressive - using Amphisbetia bispinosa as part of the comoflague. This obviously hangs out with the mussels.

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 02:29 PM NZDT

Description

I think this species

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 02:31 PM NZDT

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What

Giant Shore Anemone Oulactis magna

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 02:38 PM NZDT

Description

maybe?

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What

Pycnogonids Class Pycnogonida

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 02:48 PM NZDT

Description

Underneath Durvillia antartica on the rugged west coast at Scotts Point, northern end of the Tohe. Not the same sea spider as seen yesterday.

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 03:01 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 03:12 PM NZDT

Description

In a rock pool

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What

African Black Beetle Heteronychus arator

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 03:30 PM NZDT

Description

scurrying across the sand.

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What

Kiriwai Manuka Chafer Pyronota edwardsi

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 03:34 PM NZDT

Description

Wandering over the sand

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 03:34 PM NZDT

Description

washed up. A few of these were in this area.

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What

Buller's Shearwater Ardenna bulleri

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 04:52 PM NZDT

Description

Dead on the beach

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Square

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 04:58 PM NZDT

Description

Washed up

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What

True Crabs Infraorder Brachyura

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 05:00 PM NZDT

Description

Washed up

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 05:00 PM NZDT

Description

Washed up

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 05:00 PM NZDT

Description

Washed up

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What

New Zealand Green-lipped Mussel Perna canaliculus

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 05:02 PM NZDT

Description

Here is mussel spat - 1 - 3mm in size, that washes up on the Tohe and is collected to provide 75% of the green lipped mussels in NZ.

A couple of months ago there was a film of the collectors using heavy machinery to collect the sea weed for the spat, and after protests last week they collected with a trailer and shovel. This was acceptable because the concern over the heavy machinery that was going in and out of the water, was that they were running over tuatua and toheroa beds.

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What

New Zealand Green-lipped Mussel Perna canaliculus

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 05:04 PM NZDT

Description

Here is mussel spat - 1 - 3mm in size, that washes up on the Tohe and is collected to provide 75% of the green lipped mussels in NZ.

A couple of months ago there was a film of the collectors using heavy machinery to collect the sea weed for the spat, and after protests last week they collected with a trailer and shovel. This was acceptable because the concern over the heavy machinery that was going in and out of the water, was that they were running over tuatua and toheroa beds.

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What

Cook's Pillbox Crab Halicarcinus cookii

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 05:08 PM NZDT

Description

Washed up

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Square

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 05:09 PM NZDT

Description

Washed up

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 05:10 PM NZDT

Description

Washed up juvenile Micrelenchus tesselata

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What

Common Kelp Ecklonia radiata

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 05:11 PM NZDT

Description

Washed up

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What

Neptune's Necklace Hormosira banksii

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 05:11 PM NZDT

Description

Washed up

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 05:13 PM NZDT

Description

Washed up

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What

Deepwater Clam Panopea zelandica

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 05:15 PM NZDT

Description

Washed up

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What

Bryozoans Phylum Bryozoa

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2019 05:16 PM NZDT

Description

Washed up on a green lipped mussel shell