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Observer

shaun-lee

Date

August 2, 2022 12:27 PM NZST

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What

Red Rock Lobster (Jasus edwardsii)

Observer

luca_dt

Date

June 30, 2022 01:14 PM NZST

Description

Feels like I'm being watched...

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Observer

emily_r

Date

June 12, 2022 03:07 PM NZST

Description

Laying eggs. Found at Back Beach.

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What

Bay Prawn (Metapenaeus bennettae)

Observer

shaun-lee

Date

May 28, 2022 04:20 PM NZST

Description

Huge shrimp! About 10cm long. Chilling by pontoon, easy to catch, measure and release.

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Observer

shaun-lee

Date

April 27, 2022 03:17 PM NZST

Description

Help, I cant figure this fish out.

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What

Christmas Tree Hydroid (Pennaria disticha)

Observer

shaun-lee

Date

April 1, 2022 12:26 PM NZDT

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What

Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor)

Observer

canbrou

Date

October 24, 2021 05:45 PM AEDT

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What

Mediterranean Fanworm (Sabella spallanzanii)

Observer

shaun-lee

Date

March 14, 2022 10:37 AM NZDT

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Observer

quokka2

Date

February 24, 2022 03:08 PM UTC

Description

6-10m, surge. Kelp covered rocks and sandy channels.

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What

Oceanic Manta Ray (Mobula birostris)

Observer

clinton

Date

February 2022

Description

Aggregation of oceanic manta rays feeding east of the Hen and Chicks, spread over a fairly large area. Most seen at once was four. Several observed close or under small schools of skipjack (?) feeding at the surface.

Krill can been seen jumping out of the water above the ray in the fourth image.

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What

Eurasian Black Tern (Chlidonias niger ssp. niger)

Date

February 7, 2022 02:06 PM NZDT

Description

several people spent a good 45 mins at least (based on photo times) waiting for sleepy bird to lose their rock for a flight shot as the tide came in

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What

Swimming Anemone (Boloceroides mcmurrichi)

Observer

rafi1

Date

May 12, 2021 02:35 PM IDT

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What

Southern Reef Squid (Sepioteuthis australis)

Observer

shaun-lee

Date

January 22, 2022 12:31 PM NZDT

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What

Giant Shore Anemone (Oulactis magna)

Observer

fiestykakapo

Date

January 13, 2022 02:04 AM NZDT

Description

Eating a crab!

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What

New Zealand Common Cushion Star (Patiriella regularis)

Observer

shaun-lee

Date

January 8, 2022 11:20 AM NZDT

Description

On the Mediterranean fanworm

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What

Bigbelly Seahorse (Hippocampus abdominalis)

Observer

judyo1

Date

October 16, 2021 11:32 AM +13

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What

Leaf-veined Slugs (Family Athoracophoridae)

Observer

dave_holland

Date

August 16, 2021 04:44 PM NZST

Description

what the bleeeep!? these tracks - feeding sign? went right up the tree and into the branches!

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What

Sea Pork (Genus Aplidium)

Observer

predomalpha

Date

October 8, 2021 01:39 PM NZDT

Description

n low tide rocks under the Harbour Bridge.

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Observer

chicky67

Date

October 9, 2021 11:47 PM NZDT

Description

Photos used by permission by Dive Buddy Tom Bliss.
On our Dive at Wellers Rock, Dunedin Harbour.

A new anenome observed by Tom that hasn't been seen by any of us before.
Its not on the NIWA pdf by Sadie Mills.
I looked in my NZ Coastal Marine Invertebrates Vol. 1 book by Steve de C. Cook and found it I think.
Its on page 164 and listed under Family Actinostolidae as an uncommon undescribed 'Actinia' sp. species seen only at Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island.
Size: 100mm by 100 mm approx.

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Observer

fiestykakapo

Date

October 8, 2021 02:07 PM NZDT

Description

Found out of water in large areas of Caulerpa algae, last photos are of habitat and how they look 'in situ'. Noticed 10 today.

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Observer

tony_wills

Date

August 27, 2018 09:57 AM NZST

Description

Thanks to @rasshamra's observations I found this guy. I think that this is the same as

and

@clinton FYI.

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What

Striped Anemone (Diadumene neozelanica)

Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 9, 2019 11:38 AM NZDT

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Observer

tony_wills

Date

October 7, 2018 02:32 PM NZDT

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What

Smooth Hammerhead (Sphyrna zygaena)

Observer

clinton

Date

January 2021

Description

115 cm TL female

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What

Greylag × Canada Goose (Anser anser × Branta canadensis)

Observer

dcoling

Date

February 19, 2020 05:46 PM NZDT

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What

Auckland Island Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae ssp. aucklandicus)

Observer

lloyd_esler

Date

January 2020

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What

Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus)

Observer

clinton

Date

January 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

Greater Sand-Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii)

Observer

oscarkokako

Date

February 4, 2018 02:27 PM NZDT

Description

ID scrutinized. Smaller than nearby NZ dotterel with longer paler legs, larger and more horizontal than nearby Banded dotterels. Bill too large for a Lesser sand-plover.

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What

Oriental Plover (Charadrius veredus)

Observer

neil_fitzgerald

Date

October 2, 2013

Description

This is the 18th Oriental Dotterel recorded in NZ. Was discovered by others on 29 September.

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What

Oriental Plover (Charadrius veredus)

Observer

rubecula

Date

March 12, 2019 05:41 PM +13

Description

Unsure on this one, could it be an oriental dotterel?

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What

Rockskippers (Genus Istiblennius)

Observer

thomasmcelroy

Date

September 16, 2019 04:56 PM NZST

Description

Found at mid-shore height on a rocky reef in North Taranaki.

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What

Domestic Cat (Felis catus)

Observer

ben01

Date

May 25, 2019 11:39 PM NZST

Description

Many tracks through dunes.
Karekare, Waitakere, Auckland

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What

Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis)

Observer

nick_goldwater

Date

April 17, 2019 02:14 PM NZST

Description

Footprints in mud near mangroves and saltmarsh vegetation.