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Porbeagle Lamna nasus

Observer

clinton

Date

July 19, 2020

Description

mature male, 166 cm TL, 157 cm FL, 139 cm PCL

Observation and images courtesy of the Department of Conservation.

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Porbeagle Lamna nasus

Observer

clinton

Date

July 19, 2020

Description

Observation and images courtesy of Kaz, Craig, Mackenzie and Olivia Armstrong.

Total length c. 2.5 m; depth 20-30 m.

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Knobbed Argonaut Argonauta nodosus

Observer

clinton

Date

July 14, 2020

Description

Empty shell found among rocks and drift seaweed.

Observation courtesy of Gill Cavell.

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Observer

clinton

Date

October 29, 2016 04:47 PM NZDT

Description

collected by beam trawl, TAN1612 Kermadec Ridge Expedition

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What

Porbeagle Lamna nasus

Observer

clinton

Date

June 20, 2020 04:15 PM NZST

Description

Observation and images courtesy of Shona Campbell-Savage and Richard Savage:

"The shark looked quite grazed and scratched.. perhaps from being tossed around in surf. Some of the smaller fins on underside had a bit of blood around them but no obvious puncture wounds or anything that we could see. It was still alive when we arrived in that it had a last thrash, then it all stopped. We had first observed it 30 minutes prior when out cycling (I was unsure just what it was in passing), then returned by vehicle to investigate and take a few pictures. The tide was still coming in and waves prevented me from getting too close for any length of time."

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What

Hula Skirt Siphonophore Physophora hydrostatica

Observer

clinton

Date

May 30, 2020 03:01 PM NZST

Description

caught on the top of a rock lobster pot

observation and images courtesy of Peter Young

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What

Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias

Observer

clinton

Date

September 7, 1934

Place

Missing Location

Description

From the Auckland Star, Vol. LXV, Issue 212, 7 September 1934, pg. 10.

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Smooth Hammerhead Sphyrna zygaena

Observer

clinton

Date

June 1, 2020

Description

56 cm total length

Observation and images courtesy of Samantha Olley.

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Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias

Observer

clinton

Date

March 10, 2012

Description

Shark 6: 'Torn Fin', 4 m TL adult male

Images courtesy of Kina Scollay (pole camera).

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What

Castor Semi-Looper Achaea janata

Observer

clinton

Date

May 2, 2020 01:03 PM NZST

Description

Large moth found sheltering under a sun umbrella.

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What

Rudd Scardinius erythrophthalmus

Observer

clinton

Date

February 20, 2020 01:44 PM NZDT

Description

Large shoals of juvenile fish along the margins of the lake near the Sylvan Park boat ramp. Difficult to make out much detail but they had red fins, and several had red heads.

Apologies for the quality of the images, I only had my cell phone.

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What

Nominate Australasian Swamphen Porphyrio melanotus ssp. melanotus

Observer

clinton

Date

February 20, 2020 01:45 PM NZDT

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What

Papyrus Sedge Cyperus papyrus

Observer

clinton

Date

February 20, 2020 01:45 PM NZDT

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Pilotfish Naucrates ductor

Observer

clinton

Date

February 14, 2020 04:00 PM NZDT

Description

Host 3 m Isurus oxyrinchus, 200 m depth, SST 19.5 Celsius.

Images courtesy of Kate Reedy and Reinderd Hoek. Images copyright Reinderd Hoek.

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What

Common Remora Remora remora

Observer

clinton

Date

February 14, 2020 04:00 PM NZDT

Description

Host 3 m Isurus oxyrinchus, 200 m depth, SST 19.5 Celsius.

Image courtesy of Kate Reedy and Reinderd Hoek. Image copyright Reinderd Hoek.

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What

Shortfin Mako Isurus oxyrinchus

Observer

clinton

Date

February 14, 2020 04:00 PM NZDT

Place

Missing Location

Description

3 m female, 200 m depth, SST 19.5 Celsius.

Possible mating scars on left and right branchial regions and left pectoral.

Images courtesy of Kate Reedy and Reinderd Hoek. Images copyright Reinderd Hoek.

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What

Pilotfish Naucrates ductor

Observer

clinton

Date

January 22, 2020

Description

Water depth 180 m, SST 19 C.

Observation courtesy of Olivia Manson. Images copyright Thomas Clark.

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Observer

clinton

Date

January 22, 2020

Description

The observation is for the white species swimming behind the whale shark's eye. There also appears to a black remora (?Remora remora) swimming over the shark's pectoral fin, and a centrolophid swimming above the pectoral fin base.

Water depth 180 m, SST 19 C.

Observation courtesy of Olivia Manson. Images copyright Thomas Clark.

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Whale Shark Rhincodon typus

Observer

clinton

Date

January 22, 2020

Place

Missing Location

Description

Estimated total length 5 m.

Water depth 180 m, SST 19 C.

Observation courtesy of Olivia Manson. Images copyright Thomas Clark.

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What

Tui Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae

Observer

clinton

Date

January 26, 2020 03:51 PM NZDT

Description

Common but difficult to photograph.

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Black-headed Jumping Spider Trite planiceps

Observer

clinton

Date

January 26, 2020 03:57 PM NZDT

Description

Photographed after parachuting onto the boot of a car.

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Ngaio Myoporum laetum

Observer

clinton

Date

January 26, 2020 12:28 PM NZDT

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What

Portuguese Man O' War Physalia physalis

Observer

clinton

Date

January 26, 2020 11:49 AM NZDT

Description

A lot of mainly small bluebottles along the strand line in Whites Bay and at North Piha,

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What

New Zealand Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus ssp. vagans

Observer

clinton

Date

January 26, 2020 08:38 AM NZDT

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What

Bronze Whaler Carcharhinus brachyurus

Observer

clinton

Date

January 15, 2020

Description

Found about 2 km north of Ruakaka village by Shaun Grieve. Length estimated to be a little more than 2 m.

Observation and image courtesy of Shaun Grieve.

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What

Coastal California Quail Callipepla californica ssp. brunnescens

Observer

clinton

Date

January 25, 2020 05:41 PM NZDT

Description

12 birds, including eight chicks, encountered foraging on Rayner Rd.

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What

New Zealand Pigeon Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae

Observer

clinton

Date

January 25, 2020 01:20 PM NZDT

Description

Two birds resting in the heat of the day.

At least five individuals observed gorging on karaka berries at the same location in the evening.

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What

Gray Gerygone Gerygone igata

Observer

clinton

Date

January 25, 2020 01:47 PM NZDT

Description

part of a family of five birds foraging through the subcanopy

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What

Pacific Black Duck × Mallard Hybrid Anas superciliosa × platyrhynchos

Observer

clinton

Date

January 22, 2020 04:09 PM NZDT

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What

Nominate Australasian Swamphen Porphyrio melanotus ssp. melanotus

Observer

clinton

Date

January 22, 2020 04:08 PM NZDT

Description

A pair with a chick inhabiting a drain beside the park.

I'll know not to use the zoom on my cellphone camera next time.

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