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Column Barnacles Chamaesipho columna

Observer

indeynz

Date

May 20, 2019 03:27 PM NZST

Description

Many on rocks at very low tide

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Observer

indeynz

Date

May 20, 2019 03:19 PM NZST

Description

On rocks at very low tide

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Doridoid Nudibranchs Infraorder Doridoidei

Observer

indeynz

Date

September 24, 2018 02:06 PM NZST

Description

Under a rock at low tide

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Observer

indeynz

Date

April 2, 2019 12:56 PM +13

Description

A small slug found on a leaf.

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Sydney Cockle Anadara trapezia

Observer

indeynz

Date

April 4, 2019 02:34 PM +13

Description

A washed up battered valve of this species on the drift line. Known only as a fossil in NZ, while it can be found living over in Australia. Measured about 45mm across.

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Convolvulus Hawkmoth Agrius convolvuli

Observer

indeynz

Date

April 2, 2019 05:07 PM +13

Description

A large caterpillar seen on the sand dunes eating the plants growing. Measured about 10-12cm long. Saw 2 of these.

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Eleven-armed Sea Star Coscinasterias muricata

Observer

indeynz

Date

January 26, 2019 11:18 AM +13

Description

Under a rock at low tide

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Reef Sea Star Stichaster australis

Observer

indeynz

Date

January 22, 2019 02:18 PM +13

Description

Under a sheltered ledge at low tide.

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Spotted Sand Shell Notocochlis gualtieriana

Observer

indeynz

Date

March 24, 2019 05:11 PM +13

Description

At extreme low tide, wandering around on the gravelly sand.

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Observer

indeynz

Date

March 24, 2019 04:45 PM +13

Description

Another of this small species, seen in about a metre of water at low tide.

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Observer

indeynz

Date

March 24, 2019 03:42 PM +13

Description

Hermit crab among seaweed holdfasts, below low tide. About 18mm

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Observer

indeynz

Date

March 23, 2019 04:34 PM +13

Description

Walking around on the sand below low tide. About 15mm

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Observer

indeynz

Date

March 23, 2019 03:51 PM +13

Description

Under a sheltered ledge in about 2 feet of water at extreme low tide. About 20mm long

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Common Southern Bean Cowry Ellatrivia merces

Observer

indeynz

Date

March 3, 2019 02:22 PM +13

Description

Freshly dead in a shallow sandy rock pool at low tide. 13mm

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Violet Globe Snail Janthina globosa

Observer

indeynz

Date

February 22, 2019 04:14 PM +13

Description

A few medium sized ones washed up on the mid tide line. This one about 10-12mm

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Blue Button Porpita porpita

Observer

indeynz

Date

February 22, 2019 04:03 PM +13

Description

More if these washing up on the mid tide line. About 10-12mm

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Dwarf Janthina Janthina exigua

Observer

indeynz

Date

February 22, 2019 03:59 PM +13

Description

Quite a few small, and the odd medium sized exigua washed up at mid tide. This one about 10-12mm

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Elongated Janthina Janthina umbilicata

Observer

indeynz

Date

February 22, 2019 04:04 PM +13

Description

The only one seen among the exigua. It was raining which made it harder to find them and tell them apart. This one looks to smooth to be J. exigua

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Blue Button Porpita porpita

Observer

indeynz

Date

February 22, 2019 04:01 PM +13

Description

Many washed up at mid tide among the Glaucus. This one about 10mm diameter, many smaller ones too.

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Observer

indeynz

Date

February 22, 2019 03:58 PM +13

Description

Many washed up at mid/low tide. Ranging in size from 5 to about 15mm

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Sea Swallow Glaucus atlanticus

Observer

indeynz

Date

February 22, 2019 04:02 PM +13

Description

Quite a few washed up at mid tide. This one was over 30mm long

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Observer

indeynz

Date

February 19, 2019 02:03 PM +13

Description

Washed up at mid tide on the beach. 25mm long

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White Bubble Shell Haminoea zelandiae

Observer

indeynz

Date

February 16, 2019 01:26 PM +13

Description

A couple of specimens seen in a shallow sheltered rock pool at low tide.

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Fragile Limpet Atalacmea fragilis

Observer

indeynz

Date

February 16, 2019 12:26 PM +13

Description

The only one seen today, under a rock at low tide. On closer observation, this one turned out to be dead.

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Clown Doris Ceratosoma amoenum

Observer

indeynz

Date

February 16, 2019 11:33 AM +13

Description

In a shallow rock pool at low tide

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Observer

indeynz

Date

February 15, 2019 11:15 AM +13

Description

Alive under a shaded rock ledge at mid tide. Many small clumps.

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Observer

indeynz

Date

February 15, 2019 10:17 AM +13

Description

Another tantalising fragment of this elusive Cassid. Unmistakable by its strongly angled smooth shoulder.

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Observer

indeynz

Date

February 15, 2019 10:48 AM +13

Description

A common species washed up on sandy beaches, but not often seen in one piece on rocky beaches. 34mm diameter

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Observer

indeynz

Date

February 15, 2019 10:26 AM +13

Description

Another washup in reasonable condition, still with good coloration. 80mm

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Pelagic Gooseneck Barnacle Lepas anatifera

Observer

indeynz

Date

February 14, 2019 09:42 AM +13

Description

Many specimens washed up, attached to a large piece of rope. Not sure of the species- anatifera?

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