24
taxa
1 ray-finned fish
5 birds
13 other animals
1 mollusk
3 plants
1 chromist

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Bluebottle Physalia utriculus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 10:24 AM NZST

Description

Washed up on the tide. Still 'alive'. Low tide, incoming. Short video in the video link field.

Photos / Sounds

What

Little Shag Microcarbo melanoleucos ssp. brevirostris

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 10:32 AM NZST

Description

Drying wings and preening. Low tide, incoming.

Photos / Sounds

What

Jewel Anemone Corynactis australis

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 10:42 AM NZST

Description

Many in a rock shelf crevice. Range of colours. Low tide, incoming.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 10:43 AM NZST

Description

In a rock shelf crevice. Low tide, incoming.

Photos / Sounds

What

Orange Golfball Sponge Tethya burtoni

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 10:44 AM NZST

Description

In a rock shelf crevice. Low tide, incoming.

Photos / Sounds

What

Giant Shore Anemone Oulactis magna

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 10:45 AM NZST

Description

Many in a rock shelf crevice. Low tide, incoming.

Photos / Sounds

What

Twister Bellapiscis medius

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 10:45 AM NZST

Description

Large! In a crevice in a rock shelf. Low tide, incoming.

Photos / Sounds

What

Variable Oystercatcher Haematopus unicolor

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 10:46 AM NZST

Description

Pair foraging on the rocks, low tide. Pied bird had leg bands.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 10:47 AM NZST

Description

Many in a rock shelf crevice. Low tide, incoming.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 10:47 AM NZST

Description

In a crevice on a rock shelf. Low tide, incoming.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Reef Sea Star Stichaster australis

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 10:50 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

Giant Shore Anemone Oulactis magna

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 11:01 AM NZST

Description

Large. On a rock shelf, low tide, incoming.

Photos / Sounds

What

Little Penguin Eudyptula minor

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 11:10 AM NZST

Description

Prints inside a rock cave, low tide, incoming. Human and dog prints in the sand as well. A lot of dogs off lead at the location.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 11:14 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

Variable Oystercatcher Haematopus unicolor

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 11:22 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

Purple Rock Crab Leptograpsus variegatus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 11:26 AM NZST

Description

Many in rock crevices, particularly lots of little ones. Low tide, incoming.

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Bluebottle Physalia utriculus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 11:30 AM NZST

Description

Washed up on the tide. Low tide, incoming.

Photos / Sounds

What

By-the-wind Sailor Velella velella

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 11:32 AM NZST

Description

A few washing up with the tide. Some very small.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 11:36 AM NZST

Description

A few washing up with the tide. Low tide, incoming.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 11:37 AM NZST

Description

Many foraging on a washed up bluebottle. I don't think the blue is their true colour? Maybe the colour is a result of feeding on the bluebottle? Short video in the video link field.

Photos / Sounds

What

New Zealand Common Cushion Star Patiriella regularis

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 11:57 AM NZST

Description

Two in rock pools near each other.

Photos / Sounds

What

Giant Shore Anemone Oulactis magna

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 12:03 PM NZST

Description

Small. In a rock pool filled with sand.

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Sand Spurrey Spergularia rubra

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 12:09 PM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena ssp. neoxena

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 12:10 PM NZST

Description

Pair resting near a nest under a rock overhang. I don't think the nest was active.

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-billed Gull Chroicocephalus scopulinus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 12:30 PM NZST

Description

Small flock resting near the river outflow. Mid tide, incoming.

Photos / Sounds

What

Diatoms Class Bacillariophyceae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 12:35 PM NZST

Description

Beach foam washing up with the tide. Mid-tide, incoming.

Common on New Zealand's west coast beaches, particularly in the cooler months. More info from NIWA: https://www.niwa.co.nz/news/summer-series-8-the-forces-behind-beach-foam

Photos / Sounds

What

Violet Sea Snail Janthina janthina

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 12:37 PM NZST

Description

Washed up on the tide. Complete with raft.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 26, 2019 01:00 PM NZST

Description

Growing in the sand dunes.