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Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

Observer

markmcg

Date

April 2012

Description

White Shark swimming near the surface. Filmed from a cage.

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What

Short-finned Eel (Anguilla australis)

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powello

Date

September 23, 2022 05:34 PM NZST

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albeer23

Date

March 15, 2019 05:58 PM NZDT

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fiestykakapo

Date

April 19, 2022 03:53 PM NZST

Description

Found under a rock in the tidal zone

So far I haven't been able to find a match for this. I think I can rule out Jaxea, and super-amily Alpheoidea
I think maybe Calocarides
@clinton ?

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kelvinperrie

Date

January 19, 2021 07:31 PM NZDT

Description

maybe

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albeer23

Date

February 21, 2021 01:20 PM NZDT

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What

Bluespotted Fantail Ray (Taeniura lymma)

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benake

Date

May 2021

Description

mating

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What

Catfishes (Order Siluriformes)

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fredmachado

Date

April 9, 1995 06:40 PM -03

Description

Stingray Tail Bone

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What

Bullseye Round Stingray (Urobatis concentricus)

Date

August 25, 2022 09:54 AM PDT

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What

Australian Bluespotted Maskray (Neotrygon australiae)

Observer

simonjpierce

Date

December 2021

Place

Missing Location

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What

Varied Carpetshark (Parascyllium variolatum)

Observer

jmartincrossley

Date

August 20, 2022 08:18 PM AWST

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What

Painted Rays (Genus Aetobatus)

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leliazambrano

Date

April 8, 2017 02:06 PM -05

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What

Sharpnose Sharks (Genus Rhizoprionodon)

Date

April 2022

Description

Lower Miocene (21 Ma), fossil. 6-8 mm wide at root.

Initial thoughts are Rhizoprionodon. However, I cannot find any reference to the genus in New Zealand fossil beds following a sweep through relevant literature. Maybe a different kind of Requiem Shark? Or an uncommon/new record of Rhizoprionodon in the local fossil record .

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What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

dallonw

Date

July 2021

Description

Nobody make fun of me.. Is this just a bunch of noodles stuck together or something?

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What

Southern Ray's Bream (Brama australis)

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a-j

Date

August 14, 2022 11:53 AM NZST

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What

Life

Observer

katerogate

Date

August 14, 2022 06:35 PM BST

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What

Grey Reef Shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos)

Observer

paulinefey

Date

July 2022

Place

Sud, NC (Google, OSM)

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What

Pagurid Hermit Crabs (Family Paguridae)

Observer

alimathias

Date

July 22, 2022 09:30 AM NZST

Description

Beachdrift midtide
Still alive
Host shell Austrofusus glans

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What

Common Torpedo (Torpedo torpedo)

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xrufray

Date

March 19, 2022 08:15 PM CET

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What

Tripletail Maori Wrasse (Cheilinus trilobatus)

Observer

ewoutknoester

Date

April 5, 2022 06:54 PM EAT

Tags

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c_thorburn

Date

July 2, 2022 11:12 AM NZST

Description

Does anyone know what this spp of sponge is? Seen on sandy bottom 3 to 4m depth

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luca_dt

Date

June 28, 2022 11:41 AM NZST

Description

Now this was a bit of a surprise.
Swam out when I lifted a rock. It then tucked into a space nearby. Very weird things. Habitat shot last. That's the spot he was in before I flipped the rock.

~4cm long
Lower intertidal.

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What

Nurse Shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum)

Observer

tita86

Date

June 8, 2022 12:28 AM EST

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imogen3

Date

June 15, 2022

Description

Large numbers of these creatures on the tide line - never seen before today on this beach.

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predomalpha

Date

April 9, 2022 04:39 PM NZST

Description

Intertidal reef platform.

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hleab

Date

March 15, 2022 05:41 PM EDT

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What

River Rays (Genus Potamotrygon)

Date

November 13, 2020 02:40 PM -05

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mikefake

Date

May 7, 2022 12:21 PM NZST

Description

Multiple somethings on underside and fins of shark. Water approx 30m deep at approx 19.5 degrees.

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predomalpha

Date

January 5, 2019 06:01 PM NZDT

Description

Snorkeling beyong the surf.

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What

Whiptail Stingrays (Family Dasyatidae)

Observer

aristidetakoukam

Date

April 16, 2022

Place

None (Google, OSM)

Description

~ Where is the animal?: Dans un estuaire~ Cause of death: Chassé~ Hunted with: filets~ State of the animal: Mort

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What

Brown Algae (Class Phaeophyceae)

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jordi_nz

Date

December 23, 2021 03:29 PM NZDT

Description

No idea. Perhaps Cystophora ??

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What

Natal Shyshark (Haploblepharus kistnasamyi)

Date

May 2022

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What

Obscure Triplefin (Gilloblennius abditus)

Observer

luca_dt

Date

May 3, 2022 02:13 PM NZST

Description

Big one hiding in a massive sponge.

~10cm long
~3m subtidal

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What

Magpie Perch (Pseudogoniistius nigripes)

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ghostdiver1

Date

May 2, 2019 10:07 AM NZST

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What

Thornback Skate (Raja clavata)

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bobstan

Date

April 2022

Description

Egg case (Chondrichthyes)

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What

Net-Sponges (Genus Clathrina)

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benjansss

Date

December 24, 2021

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What

Sea Pork (Genus Aplidium)

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agliberatore

Date

April 10, 2022 09:52 AM NZST

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rojas-runjaic

Date

January 19, 2009 06:50 PM -02

Description

Pesca de peces ornamentales en el Orinoco por indígenas, para ser vendidos en Inírida

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What

South American Arowanas (Genus Osteoglossum)

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kroqster

Date

March 27, 2022 11:51 AM NZDT

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What

South American Arowanas (Genus Osteoglossum)

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albeer23

Date

March 29, 2022 03:26 PM NZDT

Description

A friend came across it on petone beach

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thomasmcelroy

Date

September 9, 2021 05:36 PM NZST

Description

Found at mid shore height on a rocky intertidal reef.

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What

Amphipods (Order Amphipoda)

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blogman

Date

April 3, 2022 11:36 PM UTC

Description

Found on sea grass leaves occupying a vacant worm tube.

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andy_wech

Date

January 29, 2022 07:15 PM NZDT

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What

Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

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albeer23

Date

March 2022

Description

This is the only shot I have of this one on the same day as the other 3

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quokka2

Date

December 20, 2020 12:07 PM UTC

Description

9-26m, island off the south of GBI. Kelp forests on boulders going down fairly steeply. Lots of varied fish, sponges.

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What

Lemon Shark (Negaprion brevirostris)

Observer

rando_boyo

Date

March 2022

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What

Blunt-spined Microcosmus (Microcosmus squamiger)

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stephen_thorpe

Date

June 2, 2020

Description

Photos 1 and 2 taken with a flash.

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What

Hardnose Skates (Family Rajidae)

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danae18

Date

April 23, 2021 02:02 PM EEST

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What

Roughtail Skate (Bathyraja trachura)

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douglasriverside

Date

July 10, 1992 12:18 PM PDT

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What

Typical Requiem Sharks (Genus Carcharhinus)

Observer

fuglehaven

Date

February 23, 2022 06:17 PM CET

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sarahdorsett

Date

February 20, 2022 12:42 PM UTC

Description

Size: ~80mm
Location: Low tide, Bull creek scenic reserve near Dunedin

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What

Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

Observer

walkabata

Date

February 2022

Description

Must have been a pup - no more than 5-6 feet long.

Plants

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What

Plants (Kingdom Plantae)

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taylajane

Date

December 31, 2021 09:39 AM NZDT

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What

Zebra Shark (Stegostoma tigrinum)

Observer

aline297

Date

November 2021

Place

Sud, NC (Google, OSM)

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What

Zebra Shark (Stegostoma tigrinum)

Observer

aline297

Date

November 2021

Place

Sud, NC (Google, OSM)

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What

Zebra Shark (Stegostoma tigrinum)

Observer

aline297

Date

December 2020

Place

Sud, NC (Google, OSM)

Description

DCIM\100GOPRO\GOPR0324.JPG

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Observer

brickhill

Date

February 5, 2022 03:02 PM NZDT

Description

Not sure of this particular seaweed species found on the coastline of Kaikoura.

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What

Spectacled Triplefin (Ruanoho whero)

Observer

fiestykakapo

Date

January 29, 2022 03:37 PM NZDT

Description

Preying on a blenny!!!

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What

Angel Sharks (Genus Squatina)

Observer

robcorv

Date

February 14, 2018 12:14 PM CET

Description

Sorry for the controversial pic.
Unfortunate victim of the trawl fishing, which is common in this area (for substistence).

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What

Typical Spider Crabs (Family Majidae)

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kelvinperrie

Date

January 2, 2022 04:49 PM NZDT

Description

maybe more sponge than crab

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What

Typical Requiem Sharks (Genus Carcharhinus)

Observer

tracc

Date

October 2021

Place

Sabah, MY (Google, OSM)

Description

Fish market observation. Original catch location unclear.

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What

Clingfishes (Family Gobiesocidae)

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luca_dt

Date

January 10, 2022 04:12 PM NZDT

Description

My guess. Eggs.
On small blade of Lessonia.

~1.5cm long

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luca_dt

Date

April 19, 2021 10:33 AM NZST

Description

Many covered the algae for a while.

~1cm diameter

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lcolmer

Date

February 28, 2020 10:58 AM NZDT

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What

Halfmoon Grouper (Epinephelus rivulatus)

Observer

lcolmer

Date

December 31, 2021 12:14 PM NZDT

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What

New Zealand Eagle Ray (Myliobatis tenuicaudatus)

Observer

reptileguy13

Date

December 31, 2021 02:38 PM AWST

Description

Albino or leucistic eagle ray??? A very confusing sight but interesting find while wading through shallow water. Luckily I had a crab scoop on me and was able to get a closer look. Would have never seen it if it was it's natural colour

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What

Long-tailed River Stingray (Plesiotrygon iwamae)

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flavioubaid

Date

July 17, 2010 07:12 AM -03

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lcolmer

Date

January 10, 2021 02:47 PM NZDT

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What

Blackfoot Paua (Haliotis iris)

Observer

chrisc

Date

December 25, 2021 06:56 AM NZDT

Description

Approx 20 specimens observed at low tide (see photo 6) within about 25 metres of eachother, on flat rocks and sand, mostly not submerged, all alive.
Ranging in size from 6-9cm, all with similar pale/mid blue coloured outer shell.

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luca_dt

Date

December 22, 2021 04:55 PM NZDT

Description

Is this what I think it is...? Unlike any I've seen pictures of, and different from the one known one round here that I've been searching for.
Moving through C. germinata quite near shore.

~1cm long
~1m depth

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What

Leopard Shark (Triakis semifasciata)

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darrellsdives

Date

December 19, 2021 11:46 AM PST

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What

New Zealand Eagle Ray (Myliobatis tenuicaudatus)

Observer

lucyinthesea

Date

December 17, 2021 11:17 AM AEDT

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What

Overgrowing Tunicates (Family Didemnidae)

Observer

beaumasters

Date

June 18, 2019 12:45 PM HST

Description

Here is an obs by @tangatawhenua of the same species
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/4452199
I have not seen/noticed these around Auckland before

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Pagurid Hermit Crabs (Family Paguridae)

Observer

jeanro

Date

December 12, 2021 03:03 PM +11

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jeanro

Date

December 12, 2021 03:09 PM +11

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grace456

Date

December 3, 2021 10:48 PM UTC

Description

Rayas halladas muertas en la orilla, un macho y una hembra. Forma redondeada y piel moteada, con espina en la cola

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What

Florideophycean Algae (Class Florideophyceae)

Observer

taylajane

Date

December 5, 2021 07:33 AM NZDT

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What

Tasmanian Blenny (Parablennius tasmanianus)

Observer

luca_dt

Date

December 3, 2021 10:28 AM NZDT

Description

This was a surprise. Two shy individuals within a rock. One larger than the other.
Tasmanian blenny?

I estimate ~5cm long
~1.5m depth

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luca_dt

Date

November 24, 2021 05:10 PM NZDT

Description

~2mm long

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johnsear

Date

March 3, 2018 08:16 AM AEDT

Description

With leech

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What

Sea Squirts (Class Ascidiacea)

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fiestykakapo

Date

November 27, 2021 01:39 PM NZDT

Description

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susanwiser

Date

November 12, 2021 05:33 PM NZDT

Description

450 m below sea level on a Hoki fish

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ophelie06

Date

October 14, 2021 01:51 PM +01

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What

Common Triplefin (Forsterygion lapillum)

Observer

katie931

Date

October 25, 2021 04:29 PM NZDT

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What

Southern Stingray (Hypanus americanus)

Observer

juan1960

Date

October 22, 2021 03:11 PM EEST

Description

Albino specimen, westcoast of Curaçao, depth of 12 meter.

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emr_auckland

Date

October 20, 2021 08:19 AM NZDT

Description

Stab in the dark

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beaumasters

Date

June 18, 2019 11:59 AM HST

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What

Polychaete Worms (Class Polychaeta)

Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

June 28, 2021

Description

Outer Waitemata Harbour seashore at Hobson Point, Orakei, Auckland 1071. One live animal on the underside of a submerged rock, in the low intertidal.

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predomalpha

Date

October 9, 2021 04:12 PM NZDT

Description

@readgb I hope you can appreciate the difficulty in getting this one to sit still for long enough to take some photos. Given I don't have a permit to collect here, I couldn't place it in ethanol.
Under low intertidal rock resting on small bits of rock, sand and corallina.

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dave_holland

Date

May 13, 2020 02:51 PM NZST

Description

?? the black and white fellow plz

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dougalm

Date

October 10, 2021 04:55 PM NZDT

Description

Light red colouring with frilly edges.

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brian_baker

Date

October 21, 2020 08:11 PM NZDT

Description

at low tide was exposed to air

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What

Sea Pork (Genus Aplidium)

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predomalpha

Date

October 8, 2021 01:39 PM NZDT

Description

n low tide rocks under the Harbour Bridge.

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luispb

Date

July 11, 2021

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What

Swellsharks (Genus Cephaloscyllium)

Observer

dnoby

Date

February 28, 2007 09:47 PM CET

Description

accidental bycatch in a deep-sea trap that was placed for research at 350m.
specimen was nearly dead when the trap was brought in.

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What

Goat Island Babakina (Babakina caprinsulensis)

Observer

cetaceanrave

Date

September 12, 2021

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alisonperkins

Date

February 2017

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What

Typical Seapills (Family Sphaeromatidae)

Observer

dave_holland

Date

July 4, 2020 12:43 PM NZST

Description

inter tidal

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What

Spineback Guitarfish (Rhinobatos irvinei)

Observer

tomjamonneau

Date

June 2021

Description

Individus assez étrange de part ses ponctuations noires sur l'intégralité de la face supérieure. Je n'ai pas à ma connaissance de sources qui parlent d'individus de cette espèce ayant ce trait particulier de caractère.