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ellalis

Date

June 29, 2019 10:23 PM HST

Description

Hitched a ride on my glove during our dive. 2mm approx

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ellalis

Date

June 29, 2019 10:49 PM HST

Description

approx 1cm long and found on a large trumpet shell.

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ellalis

Date

June 29, 2019

Description

Approx 1cm in diameter found underneath a rock.

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ellalis

Date

June 29, 2019 10:25 PM HST

Description

Coolest sea slug found on the underside of a rock, initially looked like an orange blob but then got a bit more confident to poke its antennae out. Approx 6cm in length.

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ellalis

Date

June 29, 2019 10:17 PM HST

Description

Tunicate creature at the bottom of the photo.
Note the brittle star arms on the right side of the photo. And potential sponge in the middle. All found in the crevice of an empty trumpet shell. Animals approx 4mm in width

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What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

ellalis

Date

June 29, 2019 10:15 PM HST

Description

I think this is a sponge (or maybe ascidian). Approx 4mm in diameter, found in a crevice on a large trumpet shell.

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What

Animals Kingdom Animalia

Observer

ellalis

Date

June 29, 2019 10:14 PM HST

Description

Found on a ledge on a large trumpet shell. Approx 2mm in diameter.

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What

Clown Doris Ceratosoma amoenum

Observer

ellalis

Date

June 18, 2019 11:55 AM HST

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ellalis

Date

June 18, 2019 12:07 PM HST

Description

Found these on a Cook's Turban mollusc.

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ellalis

Date

June 16, 2019 03:02 PM HST

Description

Found in the shallow rock pools in about 5mm of water.

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What

Variable Triplefin Forsterygion varium

Observer

ellalis

Date

June 18, 2019 12:09 PM HST

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ellalis

Date

June 18, 2019 12:43 PM HST

Description

No clue what species this is I saw two while on a shallow dive at Goat Island but only got photos of this one. Only about 10-15mm

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What

New Zealand Fur Seal Arctocephalus forsteri

Observer

ellalis

Date

June 23, 2019 10:58 AM HST

Description

Found freshly washed up deceased. No obvious trauma although blood was coming from mouth. Not sure of its sex?

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What

Field Mushrooms, Puffballs, and Allies Family Agaricaceae

Observer

ellalis

Date

June 23, 2019 11:50 AM HST

Description

not sure about this one but think it looks visually similar to the other mushrooms in this Genus. Found on a grassy sand dune among Gorse bushes.

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What

Cake Urchin Fellaster zelandiae

Observer

ellalis

Date

June 23, 2019 10:48 AM HST

Description

A portion of the beach was just swamped with these critters. Only about 50-80mm in diameter.

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What

Blue-margin Headshield Slug Philinopsis speciosa

Observer

ellalis

Date

June 18, 2019 12:59 PM HST

Description

3m deep

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ellalis

Date

June 18, 2019 11:50 AM HST

Description

3m water

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What

Small Sea Spiders Genus Pycnogonum

Observer

ellalis

Date

April 18, 2019 09:35 AM HST

Description

The weirdest thing I've seen all year.
Thought it was a crab at first that looked a little deranged, but after some observation I noted that it looked more spider like (only having 8 legs). I think its head must be the white end (cause that seems to be the end its walking toward??)
Last photo shows egg mass it carries under its body.
It definitely has jointed appendages and a hard exoskeleton so I know its an arthropod. Any further classification is much appreciated.

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What

Cook's Scorpionfish Scorpaena cardinalis

Observer

ellalis

Date

April 10, 2019 03:16 PM HST

Description

Found camouflaging into surrounding rock face.

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ellalis

Date

April 10, 2019 03:14 PM HST

Description

Found in 4-6m water. Always in sheltered, shadowy crevices in the rocks.

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What

Lowfin Moray Gymnothorax porphyreus

Observer

ellalis

Date

April 10, 2019 03:12 PM HST

Description

Found sheltering in a small cave in the rock face

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What

Red-tipped Urchin Heliocidaris tuberculata

Observer

ellalis

Date

April 10, 2019 03:10 PM HST

Description

No not an alien planet, just the insane morphology of the Heliocidaris tuberculata

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Observer

ellalis

Date

April 10, 2019 03:09 PM HST

Description

Found in 4-6m water. Always in sheltered, shadowy crevices in the rocks.

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ellalis

Date

April 10, 2019 03:07 PM HST

Description

Found in 4-6m water. Always in sheltered, shadowy crevices in the rocks.

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ellalis

Date

April 10, 2019 03:07 PM HST

Description

Found in 4-6m water. Always in sheltered, shadowy crevices in the rocks.
Encrusted in a sponge.

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ellalis

Date

April 10, 2019 03:07 PM HST

Description

Found in 4-6m water. Always in sheltered, shadowy crevices in the rocks.

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ellalis

Date

April 10, 2019 03:06 PM HST

Description

Found in 4-6m water. Always in sheltered, shadowy crevices in the rocks. Take note of the very different morphologies could this potentially indicate multiple species???

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ellalis

Date

April 10, 2019 03:05 PM HST

Description

found in 4m water

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ellalis

Date

April 10, 2019 02:15 PM HST

Description

Sorry for the poor photos.
Not 100% sure on the species ID for this one, but pretty sure the genus is correct

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ellalis

Date

April 10, 2019 02:07 PM HST

Description

Not sure about the ID for this one. Looks like a hydrozoan to me though, found in the Rikoriko Cave.

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