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What

New Zealand Rough Skate (Dipturus nasutus)

Observer

albeer23

Date

August 2019

Description

At 5 metres

New Zealand Rough Skate - Photo (c) john_barkla, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by John Barkla
sarahmilicich's ID: New Zealand Rough Skate (Dipturus nasutus)
Added on November 04, 2021
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Added as part of a taxon swap

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Observer

kyleb

Date

October 24, 2021 12:35 PM NZDT
Corybas trilobus aggregate - Photo (c) Mathew Zappa, some rights reserved (CC BY)
sarahmilicich's ID: Complex Corybas trilobus aggregate, a member of Spider Orchids (Genus Corybas)
Added on October 25, 2021
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What

Pygmy Tree Orchid (Bulbophyllum pygmaeum)

Date

October 16, 2021 01:08 PM NZDT
Pygmy Tree Orchid - Photo (c) Jon Sullivan, some rights reserved (CC BY)
sarahmilicich's ID: Pygmy Tree Orchid (Bulbophyllum pygmaeum)
Added on October 18, 2021
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Pygmy Tree Orchid (Bulbophyllum pygmaeum)

Date

October 16, 2021 12:37 PM NZDT
Pygmy Tree Orchid - Photo (c) Jon Sullivan, some rights reserved (CC BY)
sarahmilicich's ID: Pygmy Tree Orchid (Bulbophyllum pygmaeum)
Added on October 18, 2021
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Observer

rempson

Date

August 2020

Description

Very upright

Sun Orchids - Photo (c) Cal Wood, some rights reserved (CC BY)
sarahmilicich's ID: Sun Orchids (Genus Thelymitra)
Added on July 29, 2021
Leading

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What

Spurred Helmet Orchid (Corybas cheesemanii)

Date

June 13, 2021 01:54 PM NZST
Spurred Helmet Orchid - Photo (c) Steve Reekie, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
sarahmilicich's ID: Spurred Helmet Orchid (Corybas cheesemanii)
Added on June 25, 2021
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Observer

nicolemiller

Date

January 19, 2019 10:51 AM NZDT

Description

Description of carybdea sivickisi in NZ Coastal Invertebrates (volume 1, ed. Steve de C. Cook): Transparent bell with white nematocyst spots, stomach with 4 pouches, 4 interradial tentacles. Simple tentacles with rings of nematocysts and a small terminal bulb. Four pairs of gonads (pale yellow to orange). Able to attach themselves to objects with 4 adhesive pads on the aboral surface of the bell. Known to adhere to undersides of rocks during the day. Divers at GB reef reported being stung while observing them capturing prey at night. Stings cause swelling and blisters that persist for several hours.
I have seen a few free swimming along the south coast and in the #TaputerangaMarineReserve.

Copula sivickisi - Photo (c) Patrick Randall, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
sarahmilicich's ID: Copula sivickisi, a member of Box Jellies (Class Cubozoa)
Added on July 10, 2020
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Added as part of a taxon swap

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What

Variable Nudibranch (Aphelodoris luctuosa)

Observer

prlsouthtaranaki

Date

February 2020

Place

Missing Location

Tags

Variable Nudibranch - Photo (c) land_and_sea, all rights reserved, uploaded by Jared Waters
sarahmilicich's ID: Variable Nudibranch (Aphelodoris luctuosa)
Added on April 15, 2020
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Observer

nicolemiller

Date

January 17, 2019 05:41 PM NZDT

Description

Observed frequently over summer in Caulerpa Seaweed

Oxynoe viridis - Photo (c) Ian Shaw, all rights reserved
sarahmilicich's ID: Oxynoe viridis, a member of Sacoglossan Slugs (Superorder Sacoglossa)
Added on December 15, 2019
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

albeer23

Date

December 15, 2019 01:37 PM NZDT

Description

At 10 metres

Goniobranchus aureomarginatus - Photo no rights reserved
sarahmilicich's ID: Goniobranchus aureomarginatus, a member of Chromodorids (Family Chromodorididae)
Added on December 15, 2019
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What

Clown Doris (Ceratosoma amoenum)

Observer

albeer23

Date

December 15, 2019 11:02 AM NZDT

Description

At 11 metres

Clown Doris - Photo (c) John Turnbull, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
sarahmilicich's ID: Clown Doris (Ceratosoma amoenum)
Added on December 15, 2019
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What

Tūī (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae)

Observer

kyleb

Date

December 8, 2019 10:47 AM NZDT

Description

Up to five tui at a time trying to drink from a sugar-water feeder. Some are also feeding from nearby Fuschia procumbens and Phormium cookianum flowers.

Tūī - Photo (c) jacqui-nz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
sarahmilicich's ID: Tūī (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae)
Added on December 08, 2019
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What

Long-snouted Pipefish (Stigmatopora macropterygia)

Observer

albeer23

Date

September 21, 2019 12:19 PM NZST

Description

We saw two at 2 mtetres depth

Long-snouted Pipefish - Photo (c) Clinton Duffy, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
sarahmilicich's ID: Long-snouted Pipefish (Stigmatopora macropterygia)
Added on October 10, 2019
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What

Long-snouted Pipefish (Stigmatopora macropterygia)

Observer

albeer23

Date

September 28, 2019 04:49 PM NZST
Long-snouted Pipefish - Photo (c) Clinton Duffy, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
sarahmilicich's ID: Long-snouted Pipefish (Stigmatopora macropterygia)
Added on October 10, 2019
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What

Clown Doris (Ceratosoma amoenum)

Observer

albeer23

Date

September 28, 2019 04:59 PM NZST

Description

Small 20mm

Clown Doris - Photo (c) John Turnbull, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
sarahmilicich's ID: Clown Doris (Ceratosoma amoenum)
Added on October 10, 2019
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What

Bigbelly Seahorse (Hippocampus abdominalis)

Observer

albeer23

Description

At 6 metres

Bigbelly Seahorse - Photo (c) acanthaster, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
sarahmilicich's ID: Bigbelly Seahorse (Hippocampus abdominalis)
Added on October 10, 2019
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What

New Zealand Thornfish (Bovichtus variegatus)

Observer

donnacha

Date

August 7, 2018 05:56 PM NZST

Description

Night dive in Taputeranga Marine Reserve

New Zealand Thornfish - Photo (c) sarahmilicich, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
sarahmilicich's ID: New Zealand Thornfish (Bovichtus variegatus)
Added on August 22, 2019
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What

Southern Reef Squid (Sepioteuthis australis)

Date

March 2019
Southern Reef Squid - Photo (c) Harry Rosenthal, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
sarahmilicich's ID: Southern Reef Squid (Sepioteuthis australis)
Added on August 12, 2019
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What

Bigbelly Seahorse (Hippocampus abdominalis)

Observer

ken_flan

Date

March 2019
Bigbelly Seahorse - Photo (c) acanthaster, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
sarahmilicich's ID: Bigbelly Seahorse (Hippocampus abdominalis)
Added on August 12, 2019
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What

Bigbelly Seahorse (Hippocampus abdominalis)

Observer

ken_flan

Date

March 2019

Description

This poor seahorse went on an unexpected ride.

Bigbelly Seahorse - Photo (c) acanthaster, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
sarahmilicich's ID: Bigbelly Seahorse (Hippocampus abdominalis)
Added on August 12, 2019
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What

Slender Roughy (Optivus elongatus)

Observer

albeer23

Date

May 30, 2019 07:51 PM NZST

Description

7 metres depth near the wreck of the Yung Penn

Slender Roughy - Photo (c) Alan, all rights reserved
sarahmilicich's ID: Slender Roughy (Optivus elongatus)
Added on August 12, 2019
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What

Southern Reef Squid (Sepioteuthis australis)

Observer

sgeange

Date

January 2, 2019

Description

Single juvenile Sepioteuthis sp.(??) in a shallow channel leading to beach, swimming at surface in approx 2 m water.
A few days earlier I had seen a groups of approx 12 individuals in the same place and returned to try and get a shot.

Southern Reef Squid - Photo (c) Harry Rosenthal, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
sarahmilicich's ID: Southern Reef Squid (Sepioteuthis australis)
Added on August 12, 2019
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What

Bigbelly Seahorse (Hippocampus abdominalis)

Observer

albeer23

Date

August 2019

Description

Hard to see but there are 2 Seahorses attached to this brittle Star. This Male looks ready to give birth

Bigbelly Seahorse - Photo (c) acanthaster, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
sarahmilicich's ID: Bigbelly Seahorse (Hippocampus abdominalis)
Added on August 12, 2019
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What

New Zealand Rough Skate (Dipturus nasutus)

Observer

albeer23

Date

August 2019

Description

At 5 metres

New Zealand Rough Skate - Photo (c) Rob Wilson, all rights reserved
sarahmilicich's ID: New Zealand Rough Skate (Zearaja nasuta [inactive])
Added on August 12, 2019
Maverick
(Inactive Taxon)

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What

Southern Baeolidia (Baeolidia australis)

Observer

nicolemiller

Date

August 10, 2019 11:58 AM NZST

Description

Not a great photo, but I was surprised to spot one this time of the year (11°C water temperature today)

Southern Baeolidia - Photo (c) Matt Nimbs, all rights reserved, uploaded by drmattnimbs
sarahmilicich's ID: Southern Baeolidia (Baeolidia australis)
Added on August 12, 2019
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What

Queen Paua (Haliotis australis)

Observer

albeer23

Date

May 4, 2019 08:02 PM NZST
Queen Paua - Photo (c) Dougal Townsend, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
sarahmilicich's ID: Queen Paua (Haliotis australis)
Added on May 07, 2019
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What

Striped Anemone (Diadumene neozelanica)

Observer

albeer23

Date

May 4, 2019 02:16 PM NZST
New Zealand Striped Anemone - Photo (c) Tony Wills, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
sarahmilicich's ID: Striped Anemone (Diadumene neozelanica)
Added on May 07, 2019
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What

Speckled Sole (Peltorhamphus latus)

Observer

albeer23

Date

May 4, 2019 07:21 PM NZST

Description

Tiny 50mm

Speckled Sole - Photo (c) sarahmilicich, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
sarahmilicich's ID: Speckled Sole (Peltorhamphus latus)
Added on May 07, 2019
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Observer

albeer23

Date

May 4, 2019 07:55 PM NZST

Description

A tiny jelly? about 10mm

Turritopsis rubra - Photo (c) Tony Wills, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
sarahmilicich's ID: Turritopsis rubra, a member of Athecate Hydroids (Order Anthoathecata)
Added on May 07, 2019
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What

Māori Octopus (Macroctopus maorum)

Observer

albeer23

Date

January 12, 2019 12:11 PM NZDT
Māori Octopus - Photo (c) Tracey Bates, all rights reserved
sarahmilicich's ID: Māori Octopus (Macroctopus maorum)
Added on April 10, 2019
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