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Eucalyptus Genus Eucalyptus

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 2, 2019 10:34 AM ACDT

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Shore Groundsel Senecio lautus

Observer

davemmdave

Date

January 28, 2019 02:29 PM ACDT

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Sea Spurge Euphorbia paralias

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 17, 2019 12:59 PM ACDT

Description

Upper beach at Kaurna Pool Lady Bay(Traditional tidal fish trap).

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Cushion Bush Leucophyta brownii

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 15, 2019 12:41 PM ACDT

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Common Eucalypt Longicorn Phoracantha semipunctata

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 17, 2019 11:50 PM ACDT

Description

One only.By night light.Common generally here.Length head to abdominal tip about 30 mm.

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Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 17, 2019 11:56 PM ACDT

Description

By night light.One only.Possibly male of recently submitted pics of similar but larger beetles same location different dates.This specimen is about 20 mm long excluding antennae and legs.

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Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 17, 2019 11:59 PM ACDT

Description

Small moth by night light.

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Ludwig's Sea Cucumber Stichopus ludwigi

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 17, 2019 02:06 PM ACDT

Description

Just the one found on this snorkel but not uncommon in region.

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Sargassum and Allies Family Sargassaceae

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 17, 2019 01:47 PM ACDT

Description

Typical macroalgal scene in Kaurna Pool.

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Smooth Toadfish Tetractenos glaber

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 17, 2019 02:01 PM ACDT

Description

Quite a few seen this snorkel in Kaurna Traditional Tide Pool site.

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Dusky Morwong Dactylophora nigricans

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 17, 2019 02:21 PM ACDT

Description

Wide-angle lens again not ideal here but I needed a change of lenses to clear the cobwebs.

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Old Wife Enoplosus armatus

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 17, 2019 02:17 PM ACDT

Description

Small juvenile,low contrast image,the only one I saw on this snorkel.

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Magpie Perch Cheilodactylus nigripes

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 17, 2019 01:59 PM ACDT

Description

Subject is quite easily seen (background is sandy) to R in image despite wide-angle lens being unsuitable for juvenile fish.(Ignore juvenile sea sweep @ center in image,for this observation.)

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Black Bream Acanthopagrus butcheri

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 17, 2019 02:29 PM ACDT

Description

Large adult alone with me as tide rises in Kaurna Pool.

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Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 17, 2019 01:53 PM ACDT

Description

Macro of this common taxon in Kaurna Traditional tide pool fish trap,Lady bay.

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Observer

davemmdave

Date

January 21, 2017 11:15 AM ACDT

Description

Subject=main small leafy brown 'turf' algae.Pic taken w SCUBA but near shallow subtidal ,depth ~1-2 m.

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Rough Bullseye Pempheris klunzingeri

Observer

davemmdave

Date

April 5, 2017 12:35 PM ACST

Description

Very common here.

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Cart-Rut Shell Dicathais orbita

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 15, 2019 11:37 AM ACDT

Description

In a swim-through type of cave.

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Pencil Weed Whiting Siphonognathus beddomei

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 15, 2019 11:12 AM ACDT

Description

Adult female.

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Australian Horse Conch Australaria australasia

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 15, 2019 10:52 AM ACDT

Description

This shell is often seen ploughing across sand in broad daylight at this and similar dive sites.

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Longfin Pike Dinolestes lewini

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 15, 2019 11:33 AM ACDT

Description

Common this dive but wary.Adults only.

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Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 15, 2019 11:48 AM ACDT

Description

In a cave.

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Dusky Morwong Dactylophora nigricans

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 15, 2019 12:05 PM ACDT

Description

Fairly common,as usual here.Wary,if past juvenile stage,due frequent visits by spearos, unaware of, or ignoring the No Spearfishing signage.

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Yellowstriped Leatherjacket Meuschenia flavolineata

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 15, 2019 11:59 AM ACDT

Description

Modest numbers present this dive but most were as small or smaller than this one, which I'd rate as older juvenile or young female.
[They were also among the other leatherjackets hanging around the cleaning station that I've already mentioned in earlier observations from this dive.]

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Western Talma Chelmonops curiosus

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 15, 2019 11:41 AM ACDT

Description

Tiny juvenile(TL~20 mm) in cave off outer promontory.
These are known to occasionally adopt host cleaner role for larger reef fish taxa,but I did not see any definite cleaning interactions on this dive. Indeed, at the most overt cleaning station I found on this dive,one much older juvenile and one small adult seemed to be positioning themselves as clients- among the loose queue of other bony fishes mostly leatherjackets - awaiting services of unseen host(s).The most likely host in my experience in this location being Western Cleaner Clingfish, and although surprisingly I only saw one of those on this dive, that was on a sponge about 2-3 m deeper but on roughly the same section of reef wall.

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Yellowhead Hulafish Trachinops noarlungae

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 15, 2019 11:12 AM ACDT

Description

Schools again very common in and above the rock reef sections of dive. Plenty of older juveniles as schools too.

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Western Talma Chelmonops curiosus

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 15, 2019 11:09 AM ACDT

Description

Quite common this dive,mostly as adults but quite a few juveniles including some very small juveniles in caves.

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Spotted Sea Star Nectria ocellata

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 15, 2019 11:11 AM ACDT

Description

Often seen at this dive site,but seldom more than 1-2 per dive.

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Polychaete Worms Class Polychaeta

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 15, 2019 10:51 AM ACDT

Description

We saw plenty of these on the sand between seagrass clumps in the bay between jetty and outer promontory's rock reef terrain. Often common here. Large blobs, no ability to retract when prodded, but less flimsy than they look (though some are partly damaged as is expected for all such ephemeral life stages, or egg masses thereof.) Attached to something(presumably the 'parent' worm?) inside the hole in sand from which the neck or narrow base protrudes.

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Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 15, 2019 10:49 AM ACDT

Description

MLSSA dive from jetty steps entry to outer wall of the promontory( i.e. the usual dive plan for many shore-based recreational divers at Second Valley.)

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