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pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 01:31 PM NZDT

Description

Common in wave washed channel exposed at low tide.

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What

Queen Paua Haliotis australis

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pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 01:31 PM NZDT

Description

Noted at low-tide mark under rocks. Is this Haliotis virginea?

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Square

Observer

pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 01:31 PM NZDT

Description

Common in channels that are wave washed at low-tide.

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pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 01:31 PM NZDT

Description

Not sure of this one at all. Common on Chatham schist from mid-tide to low-tide, often under Carpophyllum and Cystophora but also on wave washed exposed, macro-seaweed free surfaces.

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pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 01:31 PM NZDT

Description

Common in tidal channels at or below low-tide mark.

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Square

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pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 01:31 PM NZDT

Description

Uncommon. Occasional in wave washed channels from mid-tide mark to low-tide.

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Square

Observer

pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 01:31 PM NZDT

Description

Common on Chatham schist along channels particularly but also on wave washed boulders.

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Square

Observer

pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 01:31 PM NZDT

Description

Abundant from mid-tide to low-tide mark on exposed Chatham schist usually where there is some tidal flow and wave action.

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Square

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pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 01:31 PM NZDT

Description

Abundant in rock pools exposed near low-tide mark. Epiphytic on Cystophora scalaris.

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pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 01:31 PM NZDT

Description

Abundant from mid-tide to low-tide mark. Epiphytic on Cystophora scalaris.

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Square

Observer

pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 01:31 PM NZDT

Description

Common on coralline algal encrusted rocks in rock pools from about mid-tide to low-tide.

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pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 01:31 PM NZDT

Description

Abundant from mid-tide to low-tide and beyond in channels of Chatham Island schist rock.

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What

Hairy Seaweed Crab Notomithrax ursus

Observer

pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 01:31 PM NZDT

Description

Common in seaweed choked, rock pools exposed at low tide. Very hard to get images of as fast moving, resents disturbance, hates been in the sunlight and 'curls' up into a seaweed covered 'blob' when handled.

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Square

What

Variable Chiton Ischnochiton maorianus

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pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 01:31 PM NZDT

Description

Under rocks at low tide mark. Common.

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New Zealand Lumpfish Trachelochismus pinnulatus

Observer

pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 01:31 PM NZDT

Description

Unusually marked (even by Chatham Island strandards) 'New Zealand Lumpfish' (love the vernacular). Noted at low tide mark under rocks in seaweed dominated channel running out to sea.

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What

Common Bluebottle Physalia utriculus

Observer

pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 01:31 PM NZDT

Description

One very much alive specimen trapped in channel by wave surge.

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pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 01:31 PM NZDT

Description

Common in channels and on wave washed portions of reef exposed at low tide.

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Square

What

White-striped Anemone Anthothoe albocincta

Observer

pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 01:31 PM NZDT

Description

Common - but only in deep rock pools (1.5 or more metres deep), under overhangs, in caves and under large rocks near low-tide mark. Very sensitive to movement so never saw specimens fully expanded - this is the best image I could get.

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Variable Chiton Ischnochiton maorianus

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pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 01:31 PM NZDT

Description

Common under rocks in rock pools.

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What

Triangle Crab Eurynolambrus australis

Observer

pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 01:31 PM NZDT

Description

Very common under rocks in rock pools, usually those choked with seaweed and with a sand filled base.

This is a small specimen.

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What

Hairy Seaweed Crab Notomithrax ursus

Observer

pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 01:31 PM NZDT

Description

Or Notomithrax peroni - couldn't work it out. Very common in seaweed choked rock pools from mid-tide to low-tide mark. Extremely difficult to photograph, either curled up in hand or scooted off when placed in pools. Seemed to strongly dislike being in the sun light.

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pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 01:31 PM NZDT

Description

I think...

Very common under rocks in shallow rock pools with sandy bases from mind-tide to low-tide mark. Most rock pools invested had 10 or more of these lurking half or more buried in the sand under the rocks.

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pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 01:31 PM NZDT

Description

Growing in coarse schist sand - formerly common on nearby Kaiangaroa Beach - but otherwise scarce in this area. I have previously not seen this species at this location, or in this sort of coarse substrate before.

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What

Buff Weka Gallirallus australis ssp. hectori

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pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 11:53 AM NZDT

Description

An inquisitive bird hanging about the wharepaku.

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What

Coastal Beard-Heath Leucopogon parviflorus

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pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 11:53 AM NZDT

Description

Abundant in dune swales.

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Square

What

Chatham Island Cicada Kikihia longula

Observer

pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 10:57 AM NZDT

Description

Commonly seen flying about and resting on Sporadanthus traversii.

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Makora Olearia semidentata

Observer

pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 10:57 AM NZDT

Description

Common in Sporadanthus bog. Flowering heavily.

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What

Orange-ball Tree Buddleja globosa

Observer

pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019

Description

Probably - flowers not seen but I don't know of any other naturalized species in New Zealand with globose inflorescences. Cultivated in nearby hospital grounds. This observation of a few shrubs growing in wasteland above the Oue (Crispan's Stream), which almost certainly arose from discarded garden waste derived from hospital plantings.

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What

Crack Willow Salix ×fragilis

Observer

pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019

Description

Rather like Salix babylonica in stature and growth habit except leaves much broader; adaxial surface dark green, abaxial glaucous, finely, sparsely pubescent; young branchlets and buds pubescent. Inflorescences not seen.

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What

Maritime Sunburst Lichen Xanthoria parietina

Observer

pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019

Description

Common. Corticolous on Melaleuca (Callistemon) linearis. Associated with Dirinaria applanata.

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