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Observer

emr

Date

April 28, 2019 05:33 AM NZST

Description

Love this nudibranch!

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What

Scrambling Coral-Fern Gleichenia microphylla

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

April 11, 2019 05:37 PM NZST

Description

Growing by the ford that crosses the Kapowairua stream.

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What

Cheeseman's Puffer Lagocephalus cheesemanii

Observer

erinaceus

Date

May 9, 2019 04:17 PM NZST

Description

Beachcast, Raumati South

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Observer

naturewatchwidow

Date

April 21, 2019 03:56 PM NZST

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What

Tangle Fern Gleichenia dicarpa

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

March 11, 2019 12:25 PM NZDT

Description

Here is a full spore one I think @leonperrie - and growing about 1m from a sort of full spore one - https://inaturalist.nz/observations/21333963

Mollusks

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What

Molluscs Phylum Mollusca

Observer

stbobservations

Date

February 10, 2019 09:23 AM +13
Mollusks

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What

Molluscs Phylum Mollusca

Observer

stbobservations

Date

February 10, 2019 09:13 AM +13

Description

Found at low tide

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What

Black Nightshade Solanum nigrum

Date

January 26, 2019 11:26 AM NZDT

Description

With green fruit and open flowers. Could this be something other than nigra?

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What

Barnacles Infraclass Cirripedia

Observer

naturewatchwidow

Date

December 22, 2018 05:35 PM NZDT

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Observer

traceybates6

Date

January 15, 2017 04:05 PM +13

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Observer

traceybates6

Date

January 15, 2017 04:05 PM +13

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What

Krill Order Euphausiacea

Observer

arnim

Date

January 19, 2019 09:46 AM NZDT

Description

Raumati has had an inundation of these wee shrimp - perhaps 15mm long - for a few days. The beach has smelled fishy now for a couple of days, a local tells me.

Rough guess at the quantity, ca. 1kg of them over a 10m length of beach, evenly spread over the km of beach I walked.

On this morning the gulls were not paying any attention to cleaning up, ref. 5th photo.

None noted further north, eg. Hokio Beach, same morning.

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What

Krill Order Euphausiacea

Observer

jacog

Date

January 19, 2019 05:00 PM +13

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tangatawhenua

Date

December 29, 2017 02:50 PM NZDT

Description

Not sure if these are gastropods or eggs. The second photo has one on the side of the limpet

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sarahmilicich

Date

September 1, 2018 11:35 AM NZST

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What

Portuguese Man O' War Physalia physalis

Observer

loudebeuzeville

Date

December 29, 2018 02:15 PM AEST

Description

Quite small, diametre of maybe 1cm, several of them, near lots of dried up blue bottles and same colour as tentacles, but didn't seem to be tentacles. It didn't sting. Was soft. Wondered if it was some type of slug with spherical cerata?? or a tunicate? I have no idea.

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What

Sea Cauliflower Leathesia marina

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

January 4, 2019 02:22 PM NZDT

Description

I think.

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

October 10, 2018 04:37 PM NZDT

Description

such a stunning plant and one of my favourites.

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What

Common Sydney Octopus Octopus tetricus

Observer

tonydiver

Date

December 3, 2018 09:29 AM AEDT

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clinton

Date

November 25, 2017 06:14 AM NZDT

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tangatawhenua

Date

September 14, 2018 04:57 PM NZST

Description

Here is the duplicate obs @clinton. I have also added another photo - I think those are all the same new thing?

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 25, 2018 01:13 PM NZDT

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What

Asteriid Sea Stars Family Asteriidae

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

December 26, 2015

Description

This has 5 arms but I am not too sure if it is a seven armed sea star and lost a couple of arms.

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What

Club Pygmy Octopus Octopus huttoni

Observer

sarahmilicich

Date

September 17, 2018 07:31 PM NZST

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What

Sea Anemones Family Actiniidae

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

August 11, 2018 03:56 PM NZST

Description

Never seen anything like this before.

In a sea cave in a rock pool that would be close to the high tide mark. The rock pool has water in. This area was dark and these were only spotted when shining a torch around the cave.

When the tide comes in it would pound in, with the water being turbulant as this is on the west coast where a calm day is meter high waves and anything lower is a rare event.

The closest these remind me of is a wandering sea anemone, but I don't think they wander into caves, climb up the walls and find a nice rock pool to rest in.

These three where the only ones seen. Photo taken with the torch shining on them

Other Animals

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What

Animals Kingdom Animalia

Observer

rasshamra

Date

May 12, 2018 10:15 PM NZST

Description

Maybe

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What

Snares Penguin Eudyptes robustus

Date

January 4, 2018 08:17 AM NZDT

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tangatawhenua

Date

January 13, 2017 03:56 PM NZDT

Description

Possibly a Carpophyllum of some kind - here is another obs of this @kaytee as well as a photo of it laid out.

Speciman collected.

The location name is not accurate - Reason

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What

Bigbelly Seahorse Hippocampus abdominalis

Observer

hokonui

Date

December 3, 2017 07:15 PM NZDT

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tangatawhenua

Date

November 15, 2017 11:30 AM NZDT

Description

A lichen growing on the rocks above the splash zone at Paxton Point

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tangatawhenua

Date

December 14, 2016 02:07 PM NZDT

Description

I think this is a Notoacmea. Around 5mm and growing in the shallow subtidal that would always be under water. It was growing under a ledge.

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G2

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tangatawhenua

Date

June 17, 2016

Description

I am guessing this is Ircinia novaezealandiae from the NIWA splendid sponges guide Pg 57, but that name is not in the database.

Growing in the shallow subtidal zone on a rock face shaded by seaweeds.

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What

Southern Reef Squid Sepioteuthis australis

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 13, 2017 03:18 PM NZDT

Description

Attached to carpophyllum in the shallow sub tidal. There are the eggs of the Sepioteuthis australis
Ref: Goat ISland Marine Reserve, Pg 38

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Observer

nzwide

Date

September 7, 2011

Description

Limatula maoria (New Zealand File Clam)

Photo by Nicole Miller

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Observer

memopob

Date

May 13, 2017

Description

Growing on an otherwise brown finger sponge.

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tangatawhenua

Date

May 4, 2017 12:49 PM NZST

Description

The black dots on this Epopella plicata are a fungi or a lichen. Usually covering the plates, which I have seen and not realised it, these are the best example we could find.

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simonnicholas

Date

September 20, 2017 05:00 PM NZST

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What

Common Marine Caddis Philanisus plebeius

Observer

jacobl

Date

August 12, 2017 11:35 AM NZST

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What

Red-rust Bryozoan Watersipora subtorquata

Date

July 11, 2017 03:55 PM NZST

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tangatawhenua

Date

December 13, 2015

Description

Growing in a tidal rock pool.

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tangatawhenua

Date

May 7, 2016

Description

Closeup showing detail of the flower.

Grrowing by the stressful deck :D

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

March 10, 2017 12:18 PM NZDT

Description

Never seen so much of the animal out of a shell before like this.
I think this is a Cominella.

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What

Spotted Sand Shell Notocochlis gualtieriana

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

March 28, 2017 03:49 PM NZDT

Description

Here is an interesting one I ahve not seen before @nzshells.

In the mid intertidal zone cruising around on a rock pool. Like that onter one I found, I thought initially this was a shell on a nudibranch but on - this is a shell with the creature out. Really like the patterns on the animal as well as the shell :)

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What

Ink Berry Dianella nigra

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 25, 2016

Description

Growing in kauri leaf ltter.

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

April 2, 2017 12:26 PM NZST

Description

This has returned in its usual location now that the rains have started.

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What

Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

April 2, 2017 12:49 PM NZST

Description

a jelly like substance growing on a tree trunk.

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What

New Zealand Common Cushion Star Patiriella regularis

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

March 2, 2017 04:40 PM NZDT

Description

Under a rock in the lagoon area.

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

March 24, 2017 11:48 AM NZDT

Description

Not sure what one this is. About 10mm wide.

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tangatawhenua

Date

March 3, 2017 05:41 PM NZDT

Description

@jacqui-nz highlighted for me these that were found down on the west coast at Karekare and wondered if they had been spotted at Otaipango - Henderson Bay. Seeing as these were spotted on the west coast I figured that the best place to find these were the Tohe - 90 Mile Beach and as I was going there that day, I kept an eye out for them and found them.

The photos that I have taken are mainly of ones still alive. I choose these photos as they highlight different parts of the animal - although somewhat blurry.

They are under 10mm in diameter, usually around 5 - 7mm. I also observed them swimming by closing the bottom and opening it, similar to how a jellyfish swims.

As we do not have an ID yet for this obs with it being a true jellyfish or maybe a Hydrozoa decided to go with Cnidarians initially as that encompases both Hydrozoa and Scyphozoa.

So here are a few more photos @clinton that may help with an ID or a difinitive class, if these in fact are the same that @jacqui-nz highlighted for me :)

Last photo (have to click the view all) shows them as blobs on the beach.

The location name is not accurate - Reason

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tangatawhenua

Date

February 13, 2017 02:46 PM NZDT

Description

Floating around in the shallow subtidal - a beautiful creature :)

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What

Coastal Toetoe Austroderia splendens

Observer

pjd1

Date

December 29, 2016

Description

Abundant on active sand dunes and along sand flats abutting Omamari Stream. Plants just starting to flower - images show a small plant with maturing inflorescences (some just starting to flower), growth habit, culm, leaf, leaf-sheath, and collar (note sparse hairs). This is an example of A. splendens s.s. which is a species of mobile sand and which in good conditions can be over 4 m tall (when bearing inflorescences).

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

January 3, 2017 10:14 AM NZDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Off the side of the OA - I have too many obs to find this one so I know can get the name.

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OA

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pjd1

Date

January 2, 2017

Description

Common subtidally on basalt rock under Ecklonia radiata / Carpophyllum maschalocarpum kelp beds. In dark sites subjected to strong currents.

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tangatawhenua

Date

December 22, 2016 09:52 AM NZDT

Description

Growing on a tree trunk in the ngahere

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tangatawhenua

Date

October 28, 2016 11:52 AM NZDT

Description

First one of these I have seen. Turned over a rock and it moved down to get in the water, then stayed put for all of the photos, but this is the best one. Would love a spieces ID so I can add it to the 366 project as only got 28 more to go :)

Lurking under a rock in the mid intertidal zone.

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What

Estuarine Pillbox Crab Halicarcinus whitei

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

November 28, 2016 01:41 PM NZDT

Description

I think. Under a rock in the mid intertidal zone.

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What

Diatoms Class Bacillariophyceae

Observer

clinton

Date

September 8, 2015 01:01 PM NZST

Description

Diatom bloom (dark brown patches in the surf zone). Species responsible for these blooms on west coast North Island beaches include Attheya armata (syn. Chaetoceros armatus) and Aulacodiscus kittonii. Attheya armata is an important food of tuatua.

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What

Rengarenga Arthropodium cirratum

Observer

pjd1

Date

November 16, 2016

Description

Cultivated rengarenga lily (Arthropodium cirratum). Images taken to show floral bracts - note that these are lanceolate and that they curl back on themselves - they are not bifurcate as is the case in A. bifurcatum (see http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/4449183, http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/4491192, and http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/4449183).

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Bigbelly Seahorse Hippocampus abdominalis

Observer

cbabirat

Date

October 14, 2016 11:00 AM NZDT

Description

Found dead on beach

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What

Blue Damselfly Austrolestes colensonis

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

October 24, 2016 11:37 AM NZDT

Description

Lurking on a rush beside the waterlogged track. I thought it may be a heterochrome female of a species or a blue damselfly that is cold.

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What

Korokio Corokia cotoneaster

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 18, 2016 10:24 AM NZST

Description

Stunning little ground cover with small yellow flowers.

Growing in the old serpintine quarry at North Cape.

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tangatawhenua

Date

October 16, 2016 03:10 PM NZDT

Description

Another small barnacle on a green lipped mussel. Not seen the lined patterns before on a barnacle.

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What

Shore Groundsel Senecio lautus

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

October 16, 2016 01:31 PM NZDT

Description

Growing on the Bluff

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What

Coastal Toetoe Austroderia splendens

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

October 13, 2016 12:53 PM NZDT

Description

Growing in the back dunes

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What

Brooding Anemone Cricophorus nutrix

Observer

tony_wills

Date

October 6, 2016 04:06 PM NZDT

Description

A lot of these on one piece of seaweed. Also found the other brooding anemone together with one of these on the same piece of seaweed (see 6th photo). The larger one is often identified a C. nutrix too, but I have no idea why apart from the fact it is also a brooding anemone and found in the same places - that one looks like an Epiactis species to me.

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tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2016 01:07 PM NZDT

Description

Growing in the low intertidal zone.

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What

Red Algae Phylum Rhodophyta

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2016 12:08 PM NZDT

Description

Often see splashes of these red algae growing under brown seaweeds in the low to shallow intertidal zone.

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tangatawhenua

Date

September 2, 2016 03:46 PM NZST

Description

Running across the bottom of a side tidal gut in the low intertidal zone.

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tangatawhenua

Date

September 27, 2016 11:15 AM NZDT

Description

The usual
Exosphaeroma gigas that I see around here.

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tangatawhenua

Date

September 21, 2016 10:10 AM NZST

Description

Showcasing how the colours of a lichen can change when wet.

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tangatawhenua

Date

September 18, 2016 08:44 AM NZST

Description

Growing up the money tree.

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tangatawhenua

Date

September 18, 2016 10:06 AM NZST

Description

Flat sprawling plant growing in the old serpintine quarry.

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heni

Date

September 10, 2016 01:32 PM NZST

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What

Bushy Lichens Genus Ramalina

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 5, 2016 04:50 PM NZST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Not sure if this is Ramalina celastri or one of the unnamed pseices lurking.

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BT1

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tangatawhenua

Date

September 5, 2016 02:29 PM NZST

Description

I so have to remember what this one is.

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tangatawhenua

Date

September 2, 2016 03:48 PM NZST

Description

Ok I know shocking photos with drips all over them but these were the best that I could get. I have never seen a chiton this colour before with the bright red plates and mantle. Under 15mm long on the side of a rock in the low intertidal zone.

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What

Tall Sundew Drosera auriculata

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

August 29, 2016 03:50 PM NZST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Growing on the back track in a very wet area at this time of year.

Now hopefully I can get an ID for this one unless it is still not developed enough for that! *LOL*

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BT

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tangatawhenua

Date

August 18, 2016 02:34 PM NZST

Description

On the rocks in the low intertidal zone. 20mm long.

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Radiate Limpet Cellana radians

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

August 18, 2016 03:01 PM NZST

Description

I am picking either a Cellana flava or a Cellana radians. But then again I could be totally wrong! *LOL*

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tangatawhenua

Date

August 18, 2016 01:55 PM NZST

Description

I think this is what this one is.

Growing in a side tidal gut at the low intertidal level.

Pen marks of gloves are 10mm apart.

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tangatawhenua

Date

August 18, 2016 02:42 PM NZST

Description

I think. Living in the shallow sub tidal. Pen marks on glove 10mm apart.

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What

Brazilian Pepper Schinus terebinthifolia

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

August 18, 2016 06:03 PM NZST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Don't have a clue what this is. Found growing under wattle / banksia that is being removed to allow the native bush around to regenerate.

If it is native / endemic it will live, if not it will die :)

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tangatawhenua

Date

July 20, 2016 03:40 PM NZST

Description

Juvenile wandering around.
Low intertidal zone.

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tangatawhenua

Date

July 21, 2016 04:44 PM NZST

Description

I think this is what this one is. Growing in the shallow sub tidal zone.

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What

Red Algae Phylum Rhodophyta

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

August 3, 2016 02:25 PM NZST

Description

Low intertidal / shallow sub tidal zone

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What

Serpulid Tubeworms Family Serpulidae

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

July 20, 2016 04:10 PM NZST

Description

A new type of tube worm for me - I did try red tube worm, but don't think it is that. Then I tried orange tube worm, but none. So will start with worm snails :) Really small - only spotted it in the photo and not when taking photos of this area.
Low intertidal zone.

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tangatawhenua

Date

August 9, 2016 02:00 PM NZST

Description

I think this is a type of moss.

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What

Nightshades Genus Solanum

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

August 9, 2016 02:19 PM NZST

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Tall Sundew Drosera auriculata

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

August 9, 2016 01:54 PM NZST

Description

Not sure which species of sundew this is and if it has the flowers to be able to tell what it is yet.

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What

Loosestrifes Genus Lysimachia

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

August 8, 2016 05:00 PM NZST

Description

Low growing plant growing beside the track.

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tangatawhenua

Date

August 3, 2016 03:36 PM NZST

Description

Probably not a virgin paua as it is only about 20mm long. Found under a rock in the shallow sub tidal.

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What

Patotara Leucopogon fraseri

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

August 6, 2016 04:08 PM NZST

Description

growing by the track

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What

Gold Specklebelly Lichen Crocodia aurata

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

August 3, 2016 04:06 PM NZST

Description

Total guess but I think this is Crocodia aurata as it does grow around here on manuka. However, this was on a stick on the beach - the stick was probably pohutukawa.

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tangatawhenua

Date

December 25, 2015

Description

Clinging to rocks by a tidal pool

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What

Club Pygmy Octopus Octopus huttoni

Observer

jeanmck

Date

July 10, 2016 03:05 PM NZST

Description

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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tangatawhenua

Date

July 21, 2016 03:37 PM NZST

Description

I thought this was Codium fragile when I saw it by itself growing on the side of a tidal gut under a ledge - shallow subtidal zone about 1m down. But then when I see the photos I see little leaves on it so back to the "green algae" as a starting point :)

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What

Sea Rimu Caulerpa brownii

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

July 20, 2016 02:32 PM NZST

Description

Shallow sub tidal zone.

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tangatawhenua

Date

July 4, 2016 03:50 PM NZST

Description

Not too sure if this is a nudibranch or another type of sea hare. It was tiny, no more than 12mm in length and it was not until I got the photos on the pc that I saw the detail. However down at the beach it looked like a bit of brown moving over the rock - and it could move fast!

Lurking under a rock that was turned over in the low intertidal zone.

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tangatawhenua

Date

June 20, 2016 03:46 PM NZST

Description

Found under a rock in the mid intertidal zone.

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What

Gutweed Ulva intestinalis

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

July 5, 2016 02:56 PM NZST

Description

Growing in a rock pool at the bluff on the Tohe, 90 Mile Beach

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