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What

Violet Sweep (Scorpis violacea)

Observer

raewyna

Date

December 19, 2018 11:17 AM NZDT

Description

Fish in the foreground. A large school of mixed Scorpis violacea and Girella tricuspidata feeding at the surface.

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What

Flatworms (Phylum Platyhelminthes)

Observer

carinass

Date

October 27, 2023 01:07 PM +12

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Observer

simonf7532

Date

October 19, 2023 08:05 AM NZDT

Description

There must have been 15-20 in the area.

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Observer

fiestykakapo

Date

September 13, 2023 12:35 PM NZST

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What

Kekeno (New Zealand Fur Seal) (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

jlee2327

Date

July 10, 2022 05:16 PM NZST

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Observer

oscarkokako

Date

April 15, 2023 11:11 AM +11

Description

Dredged at 740m

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What

Knobbed Triton Snail (Charonia lampas)

Observer

lcolmer

Date

May 10, 2020 03:25 PM NZST

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Observer

erincpow

Date

December 14, 2018 11:06 PM +12

Description

Flew into headtorch

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What

Oceanic Manta Ray (Mobula birostris)

Observer

clinton

Date

March 2023

Place

Missing Location

Description

One of three rays observed feeding at this spot by Corbin Paterson and the crew of the Spirit of New Zealand.

Estimated size 3 m DW.

Observation courtesy of Corbin Paterson and the Spirit of Adventure Trust.

Image copyright Corbin Paterson.

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What

Oceanic Manta Ray (Mobula birostris)

Observer

clinton

Date

December 2022

Place

Missing Location

Description

Two to three rays observed feeding in close proximity to each other.

Depth 41.2 m, SST 22.3 Celsius.

Observation and images courtesy of Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari (AWADS).

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What

Oriental Flying Gurnard (Dactyloptena orientalis)

Observer

jordi_nz

Date

February 3, 2023 09:06 AM WITA

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What

Thecate Hydroids (Order Leptothecata)

Observer

simonf7532

Date

January 26, 2023 09:07 AM NZDT

Description

The white feathery plumes, about 10-15mm. Thecate hydroids? Seems a strange place to be growing.

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Observer

raewyna

Date

December 8, 2015 10:21 AM NZDT

Description

The large sand scarab grub appears to be being attacked by the wasp.

Tags

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What

Kekeno (New Zealand Fur Seal) (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

rmedina

Date

January 12, 2023 01:38 PM NZDT

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What

Kuku (New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel) (Perna canaliculus)

Observer

glinks

Date

January 5, 2023 08:06 PM NZDT

Description

With smaller mussels and mussel spat in the attached mussel's beard

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What

Kuku (New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel) (Perna canaliculus)

Observer

glinks

Date

January 5, 2023 07:54 PM NZDT

Description

Mussel spat on mussel beard on another large green lipped mussel shell

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What

Kekeno (New Zealand Fur Seal) (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

judyo1

Date

January 14, 2023 12:33 PM NZDT

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What

Hamilton's Frog (Leiopelma hamiltoni)

Observer

mark2-nz

Date

October 2022

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Observer

taylor_dc

Date

September 11, 2022 09:52 PM NZST

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What

Kekeno (New Zealand Fur Seal) (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

clinton

Date

September 11, 2022 11:09 AM NZST

Description

Feeding

Observed from Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari (AWADS).

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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

simonf7532

Date

June 27, 2022 10:19 AM NZST

Description

On Codium sp.

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Observer

simonf7532

Date

June 27, 2022 10:20 AM NZST

Description

On Codium sp.

Mollusks

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What

Molluscs (Phylum Mollusca)

Observer

simonf7532

Date

June 15, 2022 10:11 AM NZST

Description

The sand was covered with these, 4-5 clusters in a hand space. Some sort of egg mass?

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What

Kuku (New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel) (Perna canaliculus)

Observer

predomalpha

Date

January 10, 2020 04:38 AM NZDT

Description

At 2-4m depth.

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Observer

dannikaginny

Date

August 5, 2019 11:57 AM NZST

Description

Luminous blue flat worm

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Observer

mark2-nz

Date

November 20, 2021 10:05 PM NZDT

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Observer

sarahmilicich

Date

February 6, 2017 10:18 AM NZDT

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Observer

predomalpha

Date

August 14, 2021 04:43 PM NZST

Description

On log at about 3-4m depth.

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Observer

predomalpha

Date

January 23, 2021 04:23 PM NZDT

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What

New Zealand Rock Wren (Xenicus gilviventris)

Observer

oscarkokako

Date

April 8, 2021 10:56 AM NZST

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Observer

predomalpha

Date

March 13, 2021 12:03 PM NZDT

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Observer

danilo_hegg

Date

January 15, 2021 10:54 PM NZDT

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What

Pycnogonids (Class Pycnogonida)

Observer

simonf7532

Date

February 21, 2015 07:44 PM NZDT

Description

Night dive.

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What

Knobbed Triton Snail (Charonia lampas)

Observer

simonf7532

Date

October 17, 2009 09:07 AM NZDT

Description

Predation on a starfish. Charonia are really fast, the starfish escaped with the loss of an arm

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What

Ruru (Morepork) (Ninox novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 19, 2020 09:24 PM NZDT

Description

Ruru calling from a mamaku. Short video in the video link field.

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What

Reef Sea Star (Stichaster australis)

Observer

dave_holland

Date

February 20, 2019 09:05 AM NZDT

Description

spring tide today so a good time to go looking;)

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 28, 2019 02:31 PM NZST

Description

Initially thought this was a plant of some kind, until it moved. Out on the open coast, very exposed, but under a ledge mid intertidal.

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What

New Zealand Hermit Crab (Pagurus novizealandiae)

Observer

kelvinperrie

Date

May 6, 2020 04:29 PM NZST

Description

The one in the cat's eye snail shell banged itself against the other one until the second crab left it's shell. Then first crab tried the other shell out for size before going back to it's original shell

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What

Red-billed Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae ssp. scopulinus)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

March 15, 2020 11:27 AM NZDT

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What

Camouflage Crabs (Genus Notomithrax)

Observer

kelvinperrie

Date

December 26, 2019 05:28 PM NZDT

Description

smallest one of these I've seen

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What

Kuku (New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel) (Perna canaliculus)

Observer

pjd1

Date

September 29, 2019 03:55 PM NZDT

Description

Green-lipped mussel spat on the branches of washed up Landsburgia quercifolia and Melanthalia abscissa, lying in bales of seaweed* exposed along sandy beach at low tide mark.

*Dominated by Carpophyllum maschalocarpum, Landsburgia quercifolia, Vidalia colensoi and Ecklonia radiata.

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What

Pūkeko (Porphyrio melanotus ssp. melanotus)

Observer

obscurus

Date

October 5, 2019 08:14 AM NZDT

Description

Killing a duckling. Took off and carried it away as I approached

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What

Red-billed Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae ssp. scopulinus)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 20, 2019 11:50 AM NZST

Description

It's business time!

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What

Insect-Parasitising Nematodes (Family Mermithidae)

Observer

jtweed

Date

September 16, 2019 08:30 AM NZST

Description

~32 cm long parasitic worm that emerged from a Mecodema sculptuartum. The beetle was found wandering around during the day and then overnight the worm emerged from it. The beetle was still alive and active despite the damage to it's abdomen (visible in the 2nd and 3rd photos).

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Observer

erincpow

Date

January 9, 2019 10:14 AM +12

Description

F. pureora for North island locality, U-shaped orange-cream mark on carapace, orange median dorsal stripe, denticulation of prosoma restricted to a cluster at the anterior of ocularium (eyes).
Extreme size and shape variation found within this species (and many other neopilionids) in adult males (confirmed by inspecting genital operculum). Tooth pattern of chelicera segment III remains consistent.