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What

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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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

Australian 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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What

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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Shortfin Mako Isurus oxyrinchus

Observer

clinton

Date

February 14, 2020 04:00 PM NZDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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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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

(Somewhere...)

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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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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Common Bluebottle Physalia utriculus

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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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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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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Pacific Black Duck × Mallard Hybrid Anas superciliosa × platyrhynchos

Observer

clinton

Date

January 22, 2020 04:09 PM NZDT

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What

Australian 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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Puriri Moth Aenetus virescens

Observer

clinton

Date

January 24, 2020 09:04 AM NZDT

Description

found dead on the lawn beside a lemon tree

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What

Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias

Observer

clinton

Date

November 9, 2019

Description

1.6 m juvenile white shark accidentally caught on a kontiki north of Rimmer's Rd. beach access point. Released alive.

video of release: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvhsZE1LOyE

Observation courtesy of Josh Grimshaw; images copyright Josh Grimshaw.

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What

Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias

Observer

clinton

Date

July 11, 2019

Description

Juvenile white shark accidentally caught on a kontiki about 1.6 km off Waipapakauri Beach. Released alive.

Observation courtesy of Angelo di Bartolo. Photograph copyright Angelo di Bartolo.

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What

Branching Vase Sponge Callyspongia vaginalis

Observer

clinton

Date

July 21, 2006

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What

Bronze Whaler Carcharhinus brachyurus

Observer

clinton

Date

January 16, 2020 06:34 AM NZDT

Description

202 cm TL juvenile male found dead on Narrow Neck Beach by Stacey Edgar.

Images copyright Stacey Edgar.

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What

Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias

Observer

clinton

Date

November 23, 2019 11:49 AM NZDT

Description

2-2.3 m TL white shark observed by Karl Fitness "right on slack water" while fishing at Bowentown Entrance

New Zealand Cooperative Gamefish Tagging Programme tag visible just in right flank just in front of and below first dorsal base.

Images copyright Karl Fitness, IXOM, Tauranga.

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What

Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias

Observer

clinton

Date

January 8, 2020 10:19 AM NZDT

Description

2-2.5 m white shark observed by Greg Bundle, Raftec NZ Ltd.

Circumstances of the sighting were described as:

"It came up our burley trail while fishing off marker MW15 which is at the Katikati end of the Tauranga harbour. We were in 12’ of water on an outgoing tide at midday. Water temp 17 deg."

Images copyright Greg Bundle.

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