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Bluespotted Goatfish (Upeneichthys vlamingii)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

June 13, 2022 12:43 PM ACST

Description

At a probable WCC station but no WCCs visible.

Bluespotted Goatfish - Photo (c) Martin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Martin
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Bluespotted Goatfish (Upeneichthys vlamingii)
Added on June 25, 2022
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Sixspine Leatherjacket (Meuschenia freycineti)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

June 13, 2022 12:42 PM ACST

Description

Adult male.

Sixspine Leatherjacket - Photo (c) Erik Schlogl, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Erik Schlogl
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Sixspine Leatherjacket (Meuschenia freycineti)
Added on June 25, 2022
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Yellowhead Hulafish (Trachinops noarlungae)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 28, 2022 01:42 PM ACDT

Description

Near jetty cutwater

Tags

dsm
Yellowhead Hulafish - Photo (c) mlssa, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by mlssa
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Yellowhead Hulafish (Trachinops noarlungae)
Added on April 01, 2022
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Blue Sprat (Spratelloides robustus)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 28, 2022 01:39 PM ACDT

Description

I'll be adding closer views asac.

Blue Sprat - Photo (c) Peter, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Peter
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Blue Sprat (Spratelloides robustus)
Added on March 30, 2022
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Port Jackson Shark (Heterodontus portusjacksoni)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 26, 2022 10:33 AM ACDT

Description

Older juvenile rapidly heading inshore along the northern side of the jetty.

Port Jackson Shark - Photo (c) peterdavey, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by peterdavey
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Port Jackson Shark (Heterodontus portusjacksoni)
Added on March 26, 2022
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Crested Pipefish (Histiogamphelus briggsii)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 26, 2022 11:05 AM ACDT

Description

One of quite a few adults seen on this dive (I spent about 2.5 hours under and near the jetty, starting at shallow end and exiting via outer dive platform and steps. The other 2 on this "pipefish focus " dive in good conditions followed the same basic dive plan but exited after roughly 1(edited:90 minutes and 2+ hours respectively,with apologies for my inaccurate times underwater for my 2 very experienced and especially tolerant buddies!!). We all found a good number and variety of pipefish, as well as seeing many of the usual other marine life forms for the location. Gentle outgoing tide, minimal swell and cloudless sky. Horizontal visibility varied from 6m to 3m but was mostly around 5 metres).

Crested Pipefish - Photo (c) David Muirhead, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by David Muirhead
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Crested Pipefish (Histiogamphelus briggsii)
Added on March 26, 2022
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Eleven-armed Sea Star (Coscinasterias muricata)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 19, 2022 12:34 PM ACDT

Description

On lower aspect of a jetty pile.

Eleven-armed Sea Star - Photo (c) Nuytsia@Tas, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Eleven-armed Sea Star (Coscinasterias muricata)
Added on March 21, 2022
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Blue Sprat (Spratelloides robustus)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 7, 2022 01:09 PM ACDT

Description

As previously mentioned, on this snorkel there were blue sprat schooling continuously under and near the jetty base. Previous observation of this species from this snorkel was using a different camera, FWIW.

Blue Sprat - Photo (c) Peter, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Peter
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Blue Sprat (Spratelloides robustus)
Added on March 20, 2022
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Brain Ascidian (Sycozoa cerebriformis)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 2, 2022 12:56 PM ACDT
Brain Ascidian - Photo (c) Marine Explorer (Dr John Turnbull), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Brain Ascidian (Sycozoa cerebriformis)
Added on March 06, 2022
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Yelloweye Mullet (Aldrichetta forsteri)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 2, 2022 01:15 PM ACDT

Description

Two small adults cryptic in clear sandy shallows.

Yelloweye Mullet - Photo (c) Sascha Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Sascha Schulz
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Yelloweye Mullet (Aldrichetta forsteri)
Added on March 05, 2022
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Bluethroat Wrasse (Notolabrus tetricus)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 2, 2022 12:21 PM ACDT

Description

Small female.

Bluethroat Wrasse - Photo (c) Marine Explorer (Dr John Turnbull), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Bluethroat Wrasse (Notolabrus tetricus)
Added on March 05, 2022
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Bluespotted Goatfish (Upeneichthys vlamingii)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 2, 2022 12:29 PM ACDT

Description

Image #1: Small adult or adolescent in pink mode,with a medium size adult less obvious in lower frame (other species in frame include sea sweep, zebrafish, dusky morwong FTR).

Image #2: the same pink individual ,with more of it's slightly larger companion adults, from directly above.

Bluespotted Goatfish - Photo (c) Martin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Martin
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Bluespotted Goatfish (Upeneichthys vlamingii)
Added on March 05, 2022
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Spinytail Leatherjacket (Acanthaluteres brownii)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 2, 2022 12:20 PM ACDT

Description

One smaller adult in image 1 and 2 adults in image 2.

Spinytail Leatherjacket - Photo (c) Martin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Martin
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Spinytail Leatherjacket (Acanthaluteres brownii)
Added on March 05, 2022
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Blue Sprat (Spratelloides robustus)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 2, 2022 01:01 PM ACDT

Description

On this snorkel there were several quite large schools of these fish shifting about close to the rocky shoreline between beach and jetty. But I don't know what they are, nor if they are juveniles or adults.. While they were all of similar size, the largest would have had a TL of about 4-5 cm. Not easy to get sharp close images when snorkeling, either!

Tags

dsm
Blue Sprat - Photo (c) Peter, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Peter
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Blue Sprat (Spratelloides robustus)
Added on March 05, 2022
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Prickly Toadfish (Contusus brevicaudus)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 2, 2022 11:53 AM ACDT

Description

Another example of the modest numbers of small adults seen on this snorkel.

Tags

dsm
Prickly Toadfish - Photo (c) Glen Whisson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Glen Whisson
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Prickly Toadfish (Contusus brevicaudus)
Added on March 05, 2022
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Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 2, 2022 12:53 PM ACDT

Description

Medium size sponge just north of the jetty base.

Tags

dsm
Ancorinidae - Photo (c) Neil McDaniel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Neil McDaniel
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Family Ancorinidae, a member of Demosponges (Class Demospongiae)
Added on March 05, 2022
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Christmas Tree Hydroid (Pennaria disticha)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 2, 2022 12:31 PM ACDT
Christmas Tree Hydroid - Photo (c) David R, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by David R
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Christmas Tree Hydroid (Pennaria disticha)
Added on March 05, 2022
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Common Kelp (Ecklonia radiata)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 2, 2022 12:47 PM ACDT

Tags

dsm
Common Kelp - Photo (c) David Muirhead, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by David Muirhead
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Common Kelp (Ecklonia radiata)
Added on March 05, 2022
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Green Tube Tunicate (Ascidia sydneiensis)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 2, 2022 12:51 PM ACDT

Description

The red solitary ascidian.

Green Tube Tunicate - Photo (c) Dan Monceaux, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Dan Monceaux
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Green Tube Tunicate (Ascidia sydneiensis)
Added on March 05, 2022
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Mauve-mouth Ascidian (Herdmania grandis)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 2, 2022 12:44 PM ACDT
Mauve-mouth Ascidian - Photo (c) Dan Monceaux, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Dan Monceaux
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Mauve-mouth Ascidian (Herdmania grandis)
Added on March 05, 2022
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Cream Honeycomb Sponge (Holopsamma laminaefavosa)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 4, 2022 11:56 AM ACDT

Description

Subject is the relatively large honeycomb sponges, in seascape view.

Cream Honeycomb Sponge - Photo (c) David Muirhead, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by David Muirhead
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Cream Honeycomb Sponge (Holopsamma laminaefavosa)
Added on February 09, 2022
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Bigscale Bullseye (Pempheris multiradiata)

Observer

danimations

Date

February 7, 2022 03:31 PM ACDT
Bigscale Bullseye - Photo (c) Erik Schlogl, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Erik Schlogl
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Bigscale Bullseye (Pempheris multiradiata)
Added on February 09, 2022
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Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 28, 2001 10:14 PM ACST

Description

Old slide scan of sponge at Pearson Island in 2001.Date and location may need revision via my dive logs so consider both approximate for now.Boat dive.Depth ~10-25 m.

Thorecta - Photo (c) Janine Baker, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Janine Baker
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Genus Thorecta, a member of Demosponges (Class Demospongiae)
Added on February 08, 2022
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Sponges (Phylum Porifera)

Observer

danimations

Date

February 7, 2022 03:50 PM ACDT
Poecilosclerida - Photo (c) Richard Ling, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Order Poecilosclerida, a member of Demosponges (Class Demospongiae)
Added on February 08, 2022
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Common Biscuit Star (Tosia australis)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

January 30, 2022 02:05 PM ACDT
Common Biscuit Star - Photo (c) Wayne Martin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Wayne Martin
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Common Biscuit Star (Tosia australis)
Added on February 06, 2022
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Mauve-mouth Ascidian (Herdmania grandis)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

January 18, 2022 11:33 AM ACDT

Description

Subject is on RHS, growing on a dead Pinna bicolor bivalve, with a Tasmanian blenny occupying that nook.

Mauve-mouth Ascidian - Photo (c) Dan Monceaux, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Dan Monceaux
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Mauve-mouth Ascidian (Herdmania grandis)
Added on February 06, 2022
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Senator Wrasse (Pictilabrus laticlavius)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 4, 2022 12:11 PM ACDT

Description

Small female bordering on older juvenile.

Senator Wrasse - Photo (c) Erik Schlogl, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Erik Schlogl
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Senator Wrasse (Pictilabrus laticlavius)
Added on February 06, 2022
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Filefishes (Family Monacanthidae)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

April 30, 2021 01:32 PM ACST
Toothbrush Leatherjacket - Photo (c) Richard Ling, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by Richard Ling
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Toothbrush Leatherjacket (Acanthaluteres vittiger)
Added on February 06, 2022
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Observer

mtank

Date

March 31, 2021 01:29 PM ACDT

Tags

Suberea - Photo (c) Warwick Moyse, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Warwick Moyse
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Genus Suberea, a member of Demosponges (Class Demospongiae)
Added on February 05, 2022
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Observer

trekh

Date

April 14, 2019 03:44 PM ACST
Suberea - Photo (c) Warwick Moyse, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Warwick Moyse
saxonnelson-milton's ID: Genus Suberea, a member of Demosponges (Class Demospongiae)
Added on February 05, 2022
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