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What

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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What

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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Square

What

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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What

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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What

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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Square

What

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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What

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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What

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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What

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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What

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.

Photos / Sounds

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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What

Goose Barnacle Lepas anserifera

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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What

Violet Globe Snail Janthina globosa

Observer

indeynz

Date

February 9, 2019 02:42 PM +13

Description

A few medium-large shells washed up on the beach

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What

Violet Sea Snail Janthina janthina

Observer

indeynz

Date

February 9, 2019 02:42 PM +13

Description

Still only small specimens washing up on the drift line

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What

Dwarf Janthina Janthina exigua

Observer

indeynz

Date

February 9, 2019 02:41 PM +13

Description

A few washed up on the drift line

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What

Golden Spider Wasp Cryptocheilus australis

Observer

indeynz

Date

February 3, 2019 01:23 PM +13

Description

This had stung a large spider and was proceeding to drag it back into its hole in the sand

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Observer

indeynz

Date

January 26, 2019 06:32 PM +13

Description

At extreme low tide on exposed rocks. About 40+mm in height

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Square

What

Flotsam Crab Planes cyaneus

Observer

indeynz

Date

January 31, 2019 07:25 PM +13

Description

Washed ashore along with the other blue fleet

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What

Sea Swallows Family Glaucidae

Observer

indeynz

Date

January 31, 2019 07:51 PM +13

Description

More washing up on the beach. About 15-20mm

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What

Elongated Janthina Janthina umbilicata

Observer

indeynz

Date

February 1, 2019 09:57 AM +13

Description

Better photos showing the finer sculpture of umbilicata, as compared to J.exigua

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What

Dwarf Janthina Janthina exigua

Observer

indeynz

Date

February 1, 2019 09:56 AM +13

Description

A closer view showing the strong wide sculpture

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What

Elongated Janthina Janthina umbilicata

Observer

indeynz

Date

February 1, 2019 09:54 AM +13

Description

A few of these mixed in among the exigua. Janthina umbilicata has very fine sculpture compared to exigua which has very strong pronounced wider growth lines

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What

Dwarf Janthina Janthina exigua

Observer

indeynz

Date

January 31, 2019 07:02 PM +13

Description

Many of these all along the tide line

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What

Violet Globe Snail Janthina globosa

Observer

indeynz

Date

January 31, 2019 07:14 PM +13

Description

Quite a few washing up, 5-15mm

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What

Violet Sea Snail Janthina janthina

Observer

indeynz

Date

January 31, 2019 07:14 PM +13

Description

These were all very small, 6-10mm max

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