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Highfin Amberjack Seriola rivoliana

Observer

irenemiddleton

Date

March 23, 2013

Place

kermadec (Google, OSM)

Description

Three large almaco jack hanging out over a reef together in denham bay

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Observer

irenemiddleton

Date

March 24, 2013

Description

small nudibranch approx. 30mm

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Observer

irenemiddleton

Date

March 24, 2013

Description

Unknown halgerda nudibranch in small cave near middle of Meyer islands. Fairly large (similar size to Halgerda willeyi) approx. 70mm long

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Moorish Idol Zanclus cornutus

Observer

irenemiddleton

Date

March 24, 2013

Description

three Moorish idols under overhang very shy.. near middle of Meyer islands 10m depth.

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Observer

irenemiddleton

Date

March 24, 2013

Description

small school of very large (700-800mm) trevally near western end of Meyer islands

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Stout Moray Gymnothorax eurostus

Observer

irenemiddleton

Date

March 24, 2013

Description

possible juvenile stout moray in overhang. was approx. 700mm long

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White-eyed Moray Gymnothorax thyrsoideus

Observer

irenemiddleton

Date

March 24, 2013

Description

juvenile white eyed moray in approx. 8m of water on dusk dive meyer islands

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Threadfin Butterflyfish Chaetodon auriga

Observer

irenemiddleton

Date

March 24, 2013

Description

Mature threadfin under overhang with goldribbon groper and toadstool groper

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Spotfin Lionfish Pterois antennata

Observer

irenemiddleton

Date

March 24, 2013

Description

under small overhang at Meyer islands in 10-12m of water

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Common Lionfish Pterois volitans

Observer

irenemiddleton

Date

March 24, 2013

Description

Freeswimming lionfish at dusk near small cave at Meyer Islands

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Blacktip Morwong Cheilodactylus francisi

Observer

irenemiddleton

Date

March 23, 2013

Description

single masked moki approx. 270mm under ledge on bommie in Denham bay

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Rainbow Runner Elagatis bipinnulata

Observer

irenemiddleton

Date

March 25, 2013

Description

Two individual rainbow runners schooling with Galapagos sharks, desmoiselles and kingfish over a exposed reef at the Meyer islands. approx. 70-80cm long

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Long-spined Sea Urchin Centrostephanus rodgersii

Observer

irenemiddleton

Date

March 23, 2012

Description

Leucistic/white Centrostephanus in a crevice at approx. 17m depth on reef at western side of Meyer Islands, together with Toadstool grouper

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Pacific Rockcod Trachypoma macracanthus

Observer

irenemiddleton

Date

March 24, 2012

Place

Kermadec (Google, OSM)

Description

Toadstool grouper and melanistic urchin in a small crack at 17m depth on the rocky reef of western Meyer islands

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Three-line Cardinalfish Ostorhinchus fukuii

Observer

irenemiddleton

Date

March 24, 2012

Description

Small school of Kermadec Cardinalfish sheltering under an overhang at about 8m depth.

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Darkvent Leatherjacket Thamnaconus analis

Observer

irenemiddleton

Date

March 27, 2013

Description

250mm total length leatherjacket, dark morse code sytle blotches along body, light blue bands on caudal fin. large spine; blueish fins.

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Banded Snake Eel Myrichthys colubrinus

Observer

irenemiddleton

Date

March 26, 2013

Description

black and white banded snake eel at approx. 24m on sand to west of reef on western side of Meyer islets. Approx 900mm long 30mm wide

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Pacific Trumpetfish Aulostomus chinensis

Observer

irenemiddleton

Date

March 26, 2013

Description

mature trumpetfish approx. 680mm on reef western side of Meyer islets

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Yellow Boxfish Ostracion cubicus

Observer

irenemiddleton

Date

March 26, 2013

Description

Juvenile yellow box fish over sand approximately 22mm total length

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Observer

irenemiddleton

Date

March 24, 2013

Description

Reddish brown seaslug/possibly seahare about 40mm total length. hgad white edged round markings all over dorsal surface and orange tentacles

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