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New Zealand Pied Shag Phalacrocorax varius ssp. varius

Observer

clinton

Date

April 16, 2019 11:53 AM NZST

Description

At least four birds staking out boats fishing on the fringes of Rangitoto Channel.

Photographed from AWADS.

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White-capped Albatross Thalassarche cauta

Observer

clinton

Date

April 15, 2019 11:00 AM NZST

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New Zealand Pied Shag Phalacrocorax varius ssp. varius

Observer

clinton

Date

April 15, 2019 08:22 AM NZST

Description

This juvenile began following the charter boat as soon as we arrived and ate an adult female spotty and two juvenile blue cod that we had caught before it had had enough. It grabbed one of the blue cod off the hook before it could be landed hooking itself in the foot in the process. This did not deter it in the slightest.

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Red-billed Gull Chroicocephalus scopulinus

Observer

clinton

Date

April 15, 2019 10:28 AM NZST

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Southern Black-backed Gull Larus dominicanus ssp. dominicanus

Observer

clinton

Date

April 15, 2019 10:28 AM NZST

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School Shark Galeorhinus galeus

Observer

clinton

Date

November 11, 2009 01:22 PM NZDT

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Clown Toby Canthigaster callisterna

Observer

clinton

Date

March 7, 2019

Description

Image courtesy of Irene Middleton.

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Silver Sweep Scorpis lineolata

Observer

clinton

Date

March 7, 2019

Description

Images courtesy of Irene Middleton.

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Observer

clinton

Date

March 7, 2019

Description

13.5-14 m depth

Images courtesy of Irene Middleton.

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Eastern King Wrasse Coris sandeyeri

Observer

clinton

Date

March 7, 2019

Description

Common

Images courtesy of Irene Middleton.

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Firebrick Sea Star Asterodiscides truncatus

Observer

clinton

Date

March 7, 2019

Description

Image courtesy of Irene Middleton.

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Long-spined Sea Urchin Centrostephanus rodgersii

Observer

clinton

Date

March 7, 2019

Description

Images courtesy of Irene Middleton.

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Silver Trevally Pseudocaranx georgianus

Observer

clinton

Date

March 7, 2019

Description

Image courtesy of Irene Middleton.

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Observer

clinton

Date

March 7, 2019

Description

13.5-14 m depth

Images courtesy of Irene Middleton.

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Oblique-swimming Triplefin Forsterygion maryannae

Observer

clinton

Date

March 7, 2019

Description

Images courtesy of Irene Middleton.

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Lord Howe Butterflyfish Amphichaetodon howensis

Observer

clinton

Date

March 7, 2019

Description

Images courtesy of Irene Middleton.

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Longfin Perch Caprodon longimanus

Observer

clinton

Date

March 7, 2019

Description

Images courtesy of Irene Middleton.

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Matapia Island Gecko Hoplodactylus "matapia"

Observer

clinton

Date

December 17, 2018 06:21 AM NZDT

Description

Northland endemic. Collected by a child and taken to Auckland; repatriated by Auckland Zoo and the Department of Conservation.

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What

Japanese Devil Ray Mobula japanica

Observer

clinton

Date

March 6, 2019 02:15 AM +13

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

104 m depth, 22.4 Celsius

Female pursued by two males.

Joint Conservation International, Tindale Marine Research Charitable Trust and DOC oceanic manta satellite tagging expedition.

image courtesy of Irene Middleton

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Oceanic Manta Ray Mobula birostris

Observer

clinton

Date

March 6, 2019 04:10 AM +13

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

3.6 m DW female, 101 m, 22.7 Celsius

Joint Conservation International, Tindale Marine Research Chartitable Trust and DOC oceanic manta ray satellite tagging expedition.

image courtesy of Irene Middleton

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What

Oceanic Manta Ray Mobula birostris

Observer

clinton

Date

March 5, 2019 04:30 AM +13

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

2.5 m DW male, 96.6 m, 23 Celsius

Joint Conservation International, Tindale Marine Research Charitable Trust and DOC oceanic manta satellite tagging expedition.

images courtesy of Irene Middleton

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What

Oceanic Manta Ray Mobula birostris

Observer

clinton

Date

March 5, 2019 12:29 AM +13

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

3 m DW female, 95 m, SST 23 Celsius

Joint Conservation International, Tindale Marine Research Charitable Trust and DOC oceanic manta satellite tagging expedition.

images courtesy of Irene Middleton

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What

Oceanic Manta Ray Mobula birostris

Observer

clinton

Date

March 6, 2019 04:43 AM +13

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

3.6 m DW female, 74 m depth, SST 22.6 Celsius

Joint Conservation International, Tindale Marine Research Charitable Trust and DOC oceanic manta satellite tagging expedition.

underwater images courtesy of Irene Middleton

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Japanese Devil Ray Mobula japanica

Observer

clinton

Date

March 5, 2019 03:46 AM +13

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This pregnant female was being pursued by mature male, SST 23.4 Celsius.

Joint Conservation International, Tindale Marine Research Charitable Trust and DOC oceanic manta satellite tagging expedition.

images courtesy of Mark Erdmann, Conservation International

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What

Pilotfish Naucrates ductor

Observer

clinton

Date

March 5, 2019 03:46 AM +13

Description

associated with female Mobula japanica

Joint Conservation International, Tindale Marine Research Charitable Trust and DOC oceanic manta satellite tagging expedition.

image courtesy of Mark Erdmann, Conservation International

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Whale Shark Rhincodon typus

Observer

clinton

Date

March 17, 2019

Description

Depth 100 m, SST 22.5 Celcius, estimated length 6-7 m

Images provided courtesy of Mitchell Handcock. Video at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nzbiggamefishing/permalink/2573213699386930/

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Short-beaked Common Dolphin Delphinus delphis

Observer

clinton

Date

March 7, 2019 02:48 PM NZDT

Description

Large pod of about 50 dolphins, some with calves (second image).

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Eden's Whale Balaenoptera edeni

Observer

clinton

Date

March 7, 2019 01:18 PM NZDT

Description

Pair of Bryde's whales feeding in the entrance to Bay of Islands. They were swimming in circles on their sides about 5 m below the surface and blowing bubbles. Depth 130-132 m, SST 21.8 C. Observed for 20 min, moved 0.5 nm in that time.

Joint Conservation International, Tindale Marine Research Charitable Trust and DOC oceanic manta satellite tagging expedition.

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Flesh-footed Shearwater Ardenna carneipes

Observer

clinton

Date

March 7, 2019 01:08 PM NZDT

Description

Attempting to rob a Buller's shearwater.

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Buller's Shearwater Ardenna bulleri

Observer

clinton

Date

March 7, 2019 01:08 PM NZDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Attempting to swallow what appears to be a small snake eel (possibly discard from a commercial fishing vessel).

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