Journal archives for April 2018

April 09, 2018

Hunt for Australian Spotted Jellyfish - Phyllorhiza punctata

Not seen very often in NZ, the Australian Spotted Jellyfish - Phyllorhiza punctata was spotted at Takapuna Beach on 9 April 2018 so keep an eye out for this species.

The original obs is here

Posted on April 09, 2018 05:10 AM by tangatawhenua tangatawhenua | 2 comments | Leave a comment

April 11, 2018

Swan River WA - Marine Zone

I always thought that at the mouth of the river where it meets the ocean was where the fresh and salt water mixed and up the river was all fresh, but no. 20kms inland from the mouth of the Swan river it is still salt. Also in this 20km stretch of river is more marine life that what I have seen on the ocean beaches around the Swan river mouth and Perth area.

It is amazing to realise how diverse the marine life is in a river and that there is a marine zone that stretches up into the river. After about 25 - 30kms it does change to a fresh water zone and the water is muddy with zero visability.

So now I have some places to beach comb and play, without having to contend with pounding surf and hardly any beach drift.

Posted on April 11, 2018 03:01 AM by tangatawhenua tangatawhenua | 8 observations | 1 comment | Leave a comment

April 15, 2018

Egg case of the New Zealand Draughtboard Shark - Cephaloscyllium isabellum

How is this for an amazing find by @emily_r !

Original Obs here

Posted on April 15, 2018 02:43 AM by tangatawhenua tangatawhenua | 0 comments | Leave a comment

April 29, 2018

Hunt for Philinopsis taronga - A Sea Slug

Only 2 of these have been recorded in NW - on the 23 April 2018 at Ti Point, north of Warkworth and one in Jun 2017 in Matai Bay, Northland.

Can we find some more?

Posted on April 29, 2018 08:52 AM by tangatawhenua tangatawhenua | 4 comments | Leave a comment