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Wide-banded Tiger Beetle Neocicindela latecincta

Observer

jeanmck

Date

December 28, 2017 03:14 PM NZDT

Description

On a clay bank, brown with cream margins to the elytra. Burrower.

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jeanmck

Date

January 23, 2018 09:29 AM NZDT

Description

Chiton dredged up by reseearch vessel, pink to green, girdle scales triangular.

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South Island Fernbird Megalurus punctatus ssp. punctatus

Observer

jeanmck

Date

January 21, 2018 12:53 PM NZDT

Place

Otago, NZ (Google, OSM)

Description

Very shy, in grasses, rather like a thrush with a ragged tail, reluctant flier.

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South Island Rifleman Acanthisitta chloris ssp. chloris

Observer

jeanmck

Date

January 4, 2018 03:06 PM NZDT

Description

Tiny flitting bird, no tail, running around trunks.

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Observer

jeanmck

Date

January 7, 2018 06:18 PM NZDT

Description

Wasp or bed like insect?

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Arnoux's Beaked Whale Berardius arnuxii

Observer

jeanmck

Date

December 24, 2016 09:46 AM NZDT

Description

The largest was 9-10m long and they had a kind of slanted "bushy" blow. The gray skin was quite scarred. Large melon and beak. They had a small, shallow, triangular dorsal fin. It's very unusal to see them in such shallow water.

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Club Pygmy Octopus Octopus huttoni

Observer

jeanmck

Date

November 1, 2016 08:28 AM NZDT

Description

A small species of octopus, this one has laid eggs and they have "eyed" up indicating that they are fertile!

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Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris

Observer

jeanmck

Date

October 14, 2016 10:01 AM NZDT

Place

Otago, NZ (Google, OSM)

Description

A juvenile bird with a grey bill with a black tip. Characteristic black "eye brows". Followed a fishing boat in and settled on the water to feed on discarded bait.

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Hector's Dolphin Cephalorhynchus hectori

Observer

jeanmck

Date

September 18, 2016 01:47 PM NZST

Place

Otago, NZ (Google, OSM)

Description

Small dolphin with characteristic Micky mouse ear dorsal fin. Pod of about 12 seen.

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jeanmck

Date

September 18, 2016 03:45 PM NZST

Description

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Triplefins Family Tripterygiidae

Observer

jeanmck

Date

July 10, 2016 02:35 PM NZST

Description

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Club Pygmy Octopus Octopus huttoni

Observer

jeanmck

Date

July 10, 2016 03:05 PM NZST

Description

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Observer

jeanmck

Date

July 6, 2016 01:31 PM NZST

Description

Small hydroid on bladder kelp, looks like knotted threads. can sting and leave a rash on skin.

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Fungi Including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

jeanmck

Date

June 16, 2016

Description

White "crackled" lichen, on basalt rock high on the shore.

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Fungi Including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

jeanmck

Date

June 16, 2016

Description

On basalt rock, high on the shore.

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Parasitic Hyperiid Amphipod Phronima sedentaria

Observer

jeanmck

Date

June 16, 2016

Description

Large crustacean inside a hollowed out Barrel Salp, washed ashore found on the strand line. Likely a female, as they use the salps for defence of young.

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New Zealand Sea Lion Phocarctos hookeri

Observer

jeanmck

Date

June 16, 2016

Place

Otago, NZ (Google, OSM)

Description

Large eared pinniped, with a blunt snout, pelage dark cream below, grey brown above.

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South Island Pied Oystercatcher Haematopus finschi

Observer

jeanmck

Date

June 16, 2016

Description

A black and white oystercatcher, white extends over the shoulder.

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New Zealand Bull Kelp Durvillaea antarctica

Observer

jeanmck

Date

March 28, 2015

Description

large strappy brown kelp fringing the rocks at low tide.

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Northern Giant-Petrel Macronectes halli

Observer

jeanmck

Date

May 4, 2016

Description

Large dark brown bird.

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Southern Royal Albatross Diomedea epomophora ssp. epomophora

Observer

jeanmck

Date

May 4, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Large tube nosed sea bird, with a pink bill and black and white wings

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Observer

jeanmck

Date

May 4, 2016

Description

swarms of krill clear with reddish chromatophores.

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Trumpet Worms Family Pectinariidae

Observer

jeanmck

Date

May 4, 2016

Description

Polychaete worm collected by Ponar Grab. The animal had discarded it's tube. Animal was greyish with red gills, numerous chaetae and long mouth parts.

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Golden Spaniard Aciphylla aurea

Observer

jeanmck

Date

April 25, 2016

Description

Grass with tall spear like spikes.

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Observer

jeanmck

Date

April 25, 2016

Description

Almost invisible leaves, short shrublike.

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Gilled Mushrooms Order Agaricales

Observer

jeanmck

Date

April 10, 2016

Description

Very dark brown to black on a rotting stump covered in moss, podocarp/broadleaf forest adjacent to Orokonui Stream

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Australasian Harrier Circus approximans

Observer

jeanmck

Date

April 12, 2016

Description

Young dark brown raptor, two whitish splotches on back of head.

This bird had flown into a raised edge to the road and was quite stunned. Moved it befre the afternoon tour bus came around. After 5 mins recovered enough to fly away. But not before I got some great pics!

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New Zealand Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus ssp. vagans

Observer

jeanmck

Date

April 12, 2016

Description

Metallic blue kingfisher

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Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles

Observer

jeanmck

Date

April 12, 2016

Description

Brown bird with white breast and yellow face

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Paradise Shelduck Tadorna variegata

Observer

jeanmck

Date

April 10, 2016

Description

Glossy brown ducks, female with white head, male with black

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