Exploring Aquarium WA

Finally homeward bound on Sunday so my son took me to the Aquarium WA which is like Kelly Tarltons - although the last time I was there was in the 80's. I have uploaded all of the obs and given the hightlists below as well as a link so that you will be able to view them in you are using NW.

Seeing all of the coral was amazing as we do not have that around our waters.

View the corals here

In the walk through tank watching the sharks and rays swim overhead was inspiring!
Sharks and Rays here

There is a really good story about a wheke - octopus here

The most amazing sea creature was the leafy seadragon - I have added him as well as the blue ringed octopus in the photos below which are clickable and will take you striaght to the obs.

View all here

Posted by tangatawhenua tangatawhenua, October 11, 2017 13:11

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Tube-dwelling Anemones (Subclass Ceriantharia)

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

October 10, 2017 04:53 PM NZDT

Description

The venacular says Tube anemone - no scientific names at AQWA

Photos / Sounds

What

Sea Anemones and Corals (Class Anthozoa)

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

October 10, 2017 04:54 PM NZDT

Description

Took all of these lovely photos of corals at AQWA - the Aquarium of WA as well as photos of the signs to help me get it down further than this level. But I can not find mound coral, branching coral, plate coral vase coral or daisy coral so the venacular names are absolutely useless as well as the signs.

Photos / Sounds

What

Ocellaris Anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris)

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

October 10, 2017 04:53 PM NZDT

Description

Lurking in the anemones

Photos / Sounds

What

Short-tail Stingray (Bathytoshia brevicaudata)

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

October 10, 2017 02:36 PM NZDT

Description

So graceful and amazing to be albe to see them underneath.

Photos / Sounds

What

Sandbar Shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

October 2017

Description

Coming right at me.

Photos / Sounds

What

Sand Tiger Shark (Carcharias taurus)

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

October 2017

Description

Sedately crising by.

Photos / Sounds

What

Greater Blue-ringed Octopus (Hapalochlaena lunulata)

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

October 10, 2017 04:42 PM NZDT

Description

This tiny octopus is the deadliest in the world - the second photo altough blurry has a finger to give you an idea of size.

Photos / Sounds

What

Leafy Seadragon (Phycodurus eques)

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

October 2017

Description

Amazing to see this - it looks like seaweed but has its own "leaves" attached to its body.

Comments

I love the leafy sea dragon!

Posted by heni almost 5 years ago (Flag)

They are amazing and take a bit of time to find as they blend in so well with the real seaweed they hang out on!

Posted by tangatawhenua almost 5 years ago (Flag)

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