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davemmdave

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Mayo 24, 2024 a las 11:20 MAÑANA ACST

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This goatfish stayed very close to the octopus despite two divers with cameras showing much interest for several minutes.
(As an aside, image 3 includes my buddy, who was kindly assisting me, refreshing my awareness of the important basics of buddy diving, as a prearranged mutual part of our dive plan. I'd been doing mostly solo dives at relatively safe sites like this,for so long, that I realised I might have become a potential liability for future buddies:)
I presume it was getting scraps from whatever the Southern Keeled Octopus has been eating, scavenging little crustaceans worms and molluscs disturbed by the cephalopod,or both.

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dsm

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Perico Variado (Psephotellus varius)

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sarinozi

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Mayo 14, 2024 a las 04:28 TARDE ACST

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checking the hollow after she has

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davemmdave

Fecha

Mayo 18, 2024 a las 03:54 TARDE ACST

Descripción

These 3 appear to be queued for cleaning (I can't prove that,but I've included images 2 and 3 in support;image 2 has a Mosaic Leatherjacket at head of queue with all 3 of the Bluetail Leatherjackets featured in image 1 being visible on RHS, while image 3 includes 2 of the latter seemingly vying for 2nd place. )
And FWIW I think that in 1st image the nearest one is a female, and the other two are males, but deciding gender for the species isn't always easy, and I assume it becomes harder when they are in cleaning client mode (due lability of markings and base colour, as with any other inshore reef associated bony marine fish species).
One feature that seems to remain constant in this species is caudal fin colour, which AFAIK helps gender ID as follows: females have uniformly translucent, very light green-greyish caudal fins,while males have some blue at the caudal fin base (which however is often difficult to see in low light, but it always makes the caudal fin appear darker basally and lighter towards rear margin. )

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divertroy

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Mayo 16, 2024 a las 09:53 TARDE ACST

Lugar

Australia (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Night dive under the old rapid bay jetty

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Kelp Gigante (Macrocystis pyrifera)

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davemmdave

Fecha

Marzo 1, 2000

Descripción

Hopefully I got this right.4 Pics(all slide scans) from one or 2 dives at same spot. All(Editing:-debatable in images 2 and 3 ,which I should not have included, but as they show the general habitat I'll leave them in) include at least some bits of Macrocystis but with only the 1st being exclusively that genus. In the 4th,the back-lit fronds above the purple wrasse are Macrocystis. From memory Cape Jaffa had the most westerly outlier of giant kelp known at that time in SA. Plenty of bull kelp and other large canopy browns at that very high energy dive site but some of these plants were far longer,and distinctive indeed when the very long main axes streamed back and forth in swells. There were only small 'patches' of it,so I'd not be surprised to learn its locally extinct by now(thinking about the Tasmanian east coast scenario). Presumably M angustifolia. [Old slide scan image.Date approximate and for later editing per dive logs]

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Raya Águila de Nueva Zelanda (Myliobatis tenuicaudatus)

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davemmdave

Fecha

Febrero 2024

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Image courtesy of MLSSA member Chris Iwanicki.

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trekh

Fecha

Marzo 20, 2019 a las 10:56 MAÑANA ACDT

Descripción

This one has much more contrasting and bright colour than the others that I saw.. might be something else.

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Pez Gallo Bastardo (Enoplosus armatus)

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davemmdave

Fecha

Mayo 11, 2024 a las 01:12 TARDE ACST

Descripción

Typical line-up of adult Old Wives. On rising tide and when in relatively open areas, where predation risk is higher, they probably adopt these formations as a defence strategy. (I've previously speculated in detail on this topic, in an old MLSSA journal article, FWIW).

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mscaus

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Abril 15, 2015 a las 03:50 TARDE AEST

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mscaus

Fecha

Agosto 24, 2019 a las 08:21 MAÑANA ACST

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davemmdave

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Mayo 4, 2024 a las 04:23 TARDE ACST

Descripción

The same individual that I photographed on my last dive at Rapid Bay jetty, almost certainly. And after seeing it again on today's dive, behaving rather warily, after a short interval it reappeared coming fast in my direction, with a freshly captured Blackspotted Wrasse prey in its mouth. It was being followed by several decent size wrasses including at least one male Brownspotted, but the happy harlequin vanished into a hidden den where it presumably consumed its meal at leisure. I also noticed the female Striped Sea Louse on the Harlequin Fish, a sign of the times it would seem.

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johnsear

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Abril 26, 2024 a las 03:07 TARDE PST

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Acacias (Género Acacia)

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andamooka

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Abril 30, 2024 a las 01:12 TARDE ACST

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davemmdave

Fecha

Febrero 28, 2023 a las 10:00 MAÑANA ACDT

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dsm

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davemmdave

Fecha

Diciembre 2023

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Attracted to night light near North Normanville dunes.

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davemmdave

Fecha

Abril 2021

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Attracted to night light near North Normanville Dunes

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davemmdave

Fecha

Enero 31, 2018 a las 12:23 TARDE ACDT

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Small ball-shaped sponges growing on Osmundaria alga at 4m depth.
I favour sponge ID ahead of epiphytic algae (Codium ???) but am unsure.

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davemmdave

Fecha

Abril 2024

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We've still got a veritable plague of these resident on the property and they mostly concentrate their burrows and runs around the periphery of the one poorly maintained but auto irrigated lawn. However nearby human residents continue to report good numbers of these native rats, and the rear slope of the North Dunes continues to support a large population. This large male approached me quite boldly while I was seated in a plastic chair on the lawn, and it was clearly inquisitive, not unaware of my presence.

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marinejanine

Fecha

Abril 14, 2024

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Freshly beached full specimen. Identified by main axis, lateral branch stubs and small egg shaped floats scattered through branches.

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davemmdave

Fecha

Abril 11, 2024 a las 12:41 TARDE ACST

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Tentative at species level but undoubtedly the correct genus. Image 1 is cropped from Image 2(RHS),which explains the very limited image quality!
Snorkel from rocks at Bull Ring Bay.
Although not unexpected, I found it interesting that an adult Stigmatopora genus Pipefish was rafting aka hitch-hiking on a drift Posidonia blade so far from the mainland.
I also believe this is a Gulf Pipefish, whose common name would be inappropriate in the context of this observation, but that's just nitpicking by yours truly:)

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samgordon

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Marzo 13, 2023 a las 09:20 MAÑANA ACDT

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davemmdave

Fecha

Diciembre 22, 2023 a las 02:50 TARDE ACDT

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With a Western Cleaner Clingfish on its flank. The subject appears to have displaced the magpie perch from the WCC sponge station. The subject is quite small and I don't know whether it is a juvenile or has reached reproductive stage. I'll punt on small adult.
Dodge tide, good conditions, nice dive.
I saw no Syngnathids, FTR.

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davemmdave

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Diciembre 22, 2023 a las 03:08 TARDE ACDT

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scubawayne

Fecha

Febrero 17, 2024 a las 12:57 TARDE ACDT

Descripción

I saw 3 separate sea pens on this dive

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scubawayne

Fecha

Marzo 30, 2024 a las 08:11 TARDE ACDT

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Swanny Armina, found on the underside of a Sea Pen. Photo taken by my dive buddy Dennis Hutson (I didn't have my camera to take a shot, however I did observe this sea slug, as I was helping with photography- I hovered next to Dennis holding my torch light on subject). Photo was taken at 15m, about 10m away from a main structure; over sandy patch, with a small weedy/rocky patch. The sea slug was originally on the underside of the sea pen, it inadvertently dislodged, we waited a minute as it moved across some structure, which is where the photos were taken (right next to the sea pen). Size was approx; length 40mm, very wide, maybe 30mm (before it stretched out and started moving). Dennis noted he has NEVER seen one before in >25 years diving. my first obs as well. :)

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davemmdave

Fecha

Marzo 30, 2024 a las 11:42 MAÑANA ACDT

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With a hint of hybridisation with Bluethroat Wrasse, I suspect?
This mature individual was resting patiently in the ideal position for it to get a look at the 2 snorkellers (buddy and me) as soon as we'd entered the water on outgoing tide in near perfect conditions. It was on the shoreward aspect of the small rock pinnacle seen in the last image (included to viewers understand the habitat at this popular shore entry snorkel site, that photo was taken a few minutes before I entered and was taken from the exact entry point).Depth at pinnacle base was around 5m at this stage but at time of exit had dropped about half to 1 metre. Not drastic, but I mention it because the water clarity usually declines disproportionately as the tide here recedes.
Even on calm days with low swell forecast and actual, the cliff base is sufficiently shallow for small reduction in depth to magnify those swells greatly. One must wait for gaps between swell sets to make a safe exit at low tide,.Forewarned is forearmed as the saying goes. But the location is worth the effort, with the fish numbers and possibly diversity having already increased since the cliffs became part of this Green Sanctuary Zone. Average size of the various Wrasse species and even the two main sweep species has definitely increased also.

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cobaltducks

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Marzo 23, 2024 a las 08:35 MAÑANA ACDT

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Octubre 21, 2020 a las 02:46 TARDE ACDT

Descripción

Specimen found washed up on Henley Beach. Historically called Aplysilla rosea. Very common sea sponge on jetties and pylons in South Australia. Photo by Rina Aleman.

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davemmdave

Fecha

Marzo 10, 2021

Descripción

Collected under permit yesterday afternoon by hand during shallow intertidal snorkel in rock channel at Cape Jervis. Underwater photos of it as found crawling on fucoid brown algae have been added and were taken in natural light [This housed camera's flash often fires but does NOT illuminate subjects, unless I attach external strobe(s) which I didn't do on this snorkel] .

NB: I rarely collect invertebrates under permit, usually fish (and not nearly as often as I could given the opportunities that so often present ie small benthic fish which I don't recognize taxonomically with any confidence).

This slug is one I've never seen before, as far as I'm aware. I certainly don't have any images of one like this although it could be a colour morph of a described, even common taxon.
At first glance I thought it was a small dull blue to purple sponge aligned along the algal axis but I soon realized it was mobile, with gills at rear and rhinophores at front. I saw no sponges resembling it on this snorkel but it reminds me of a common type of sponge (possibly Callyspongia ) we often see at numerous locations in South Australia including the immediate vicinity albeit usually in the subtidal not intertidal.
Tide was incoming during the snorkel. I searched carefully for any other nudibranchs of similar appearance, to no avail.

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davemmdave

Fecha

Noviembre 25, 2013 a las 12:21 TARDE ACDT

Descripción

Male poses under entry platform of the new jetty.

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davemmdave

Fecha

Marzo 22, 2014 a las 04:02 TARDE ACDT

Descripción

Jetty dive. Common species in sea-grass but individuals seldom show themselves fully.

*Editing on 17-07-2021:
As flagged below in comments I agree that I've inadvertently included female(s) and male(s) in the one observation. I think it best not to backtrack/edit this too much or the comment trail loses meaning.
But I intend deleting image 3 asap (unable just now, not sure why:), especially as I've just used it as a new 'single photo' submission.
I can justify this action partly by noting the significant time gap of almost 30 minutes between the observations despite all images being taken during the same dive.
Sorry for making hard work of this!

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nicholelindsey

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Marzo 15, 2024 a las 10:16 MAÑANA ACDT

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bluedog21

Fecha

Agosto 9, 2021 a las 10:40 MAÑANA ACST

Descripción

Sea Spider, dark blue/black with yellow bands on legs, appx 3cms.

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Velika Avstralska Algovnica (Phycodurus eques)

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bluedog21

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Diciembre 2023

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davemmdave

Fecha

Marzo 16, 2024 a las 05:01 TARDE ACDT

Descripción

Juvenile.
I also saw a small adult but got no photos of that.

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Mariposa Luna Azul (Hypolimnas bolina)

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taryn85

Fecha

Marzo 11, 2024

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martin_stokes

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Marzo 13, 2024 a las 08:21 TARDE ACDT

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davemmdave

Fecha

Marzo 2024

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Images supplied with consent to post on inat. Supplied by a resident whose house is on the rear slope of the secondary dune and very close to my residence.
Images taken in broad daylight and the resident photographer sees these rats in his garden during the day whenever he is home. That's been the case for many months now, prior to which he rarely saw rats diurnally on his property, and prior to which he could walk anywhere in his garden without fear of injury due the entire garden area being riddled with shallow burrows and tunnels.

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Robles Australianos Y Parientes (Género Grevillea)

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ashalilly

Fecha

Octubre 17, 2023 a las 04:07 TARDE ACST

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tigerfish9000

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Febrero 14, 2024 a las 05:04 TARDE AEDT

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davemmdave

Fecha

Mayo 31, 2019 a las 07:46 TARDE ACST

Descripción

Subject taxon is the large grey sponge @ centre. Quite common here.

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dsm

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vbjanos

Fecha

Febrero 3, 2024 a las 08:19 TARDE ACDT

Descripción

The Gun Emplacement is a slab of ironstone (ferrocrete) covered with a thin layer of accumulated soil. This grass grows on the edge.

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jvanweenen

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Febrero 26, 2024 a las 10:41 TARDE ACDT

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remiho

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Enero 26, 2024 a las 05:00 TARDE ACDT

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remiho

Fecha

Julio 23, 2023 a las 12:50 TARDE ACST

Lugar

Australia (Google, OSM)

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Cangrejo de Río (Cherax destructor)

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Febrero 14, 2024 a las 07:50 TARDE ACDT

Descripción

No THIS is interesting. Yabby remains found at the wetlands, along the bank at the back pond. I’ve thrown a few little traps out to try catch them if they’re in there, but I’ve only caught Hardyheads. I’m definitely going to continue to try around different spots and see what happens. Someone may have thrown pet yabbies in here.

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noammarkus

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Febrero 16, 2024 a las 10:52 MAÑANA ACDT

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max_tibby

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Febrero 10, 2024 a las 09:57 MAÑANA ACDT

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Mosquitos Enanos (Familia Chironomidae)

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b_martin_

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Septiembre 15, 2023 a las 03:22 TARDE ACST

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davemmdave

Fecha

Febrero 10, 2024 a las 03:52 TARDE ACDT

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connor_margetts

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Febrero 2024

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marinejanine

Fecha

Enero 18, 2021 a las 01:45 TARDE ACDT

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bushbandit

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Junio 5, 2023 a las 04:46 TARDE AEST

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davemmdave

Fecha

Marzo 30, 2015 a las 01:23 TARDE ACDT

Descripción

Though the Leafy Seadragon is more obvious the Tubemouth is slightly nearer to camera and is @ centre of image.
The two fish seemed very friendly or interested in each other however both may have been at a cleaning station (no host apparent in image nor at the time during scuba dive)
Depth about 6m

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Chopa Cebra (Girella zebra)

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davemmdave

Fecha

Octubre 11, 2010 a las 06:51 TARDE ACDT

Descripción

Snorkel in Kaurna pool Lady Bay platform reef some months after dreadful black silt catchment outflows temporarily blanketed most of littoral zone in this lower energy corner of Yankalilla Bay
Depth half a metre or so
(Makes me wonder why the black headed zebrafish adult variants became evident around that time ,after I'd never seen anything like it for preceding half decade ,approx.)

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davemmdave

Fecha

Abril 2, 2010 a las 07:26 TARDE ACDT

Descripción

FURTHER UPDATE:- Please see most recent comment(10-07-2018) by Amanda Hay.It now appears certain that the subject fish is Heteroclinus sp 6,aka Milward's Weedfish.
[NB:Perhaps I should put this edit as a comment in its correct chronological order i.e. it perhaps it should follow Ms Hay's most helpful comment of earlier today. But then many viewers might not scroll down that far, thus remain unaware of ID @ species level.Because Milward's Weedfish has( if I understand correctly) not yet recieved full taxonomic recognition, is awaiting official acceptance of its scientific description.Once its status as a discrete species within Heteroclinus is finalized iNat can include it as species rather than the present situation where the 'final ID' must stop at 'Heteroclinus genus'.

[*from here on my description notes are thus largely obsolete, but I'll leave them isq for now in case some find them of passing interest *]

Update/Significant Edit: Initially I posted only the 1st of these 3 pics,with the notation "Probably perspicillatus but head partly obscured.Nice color. Snorkel,shallow."
I really didn't think I'd any other pics of this fish from this snorkel,but guess what,I just found 2 more. Neither is 100% sharp WRT focus,but the head is in view in both!
Apologies for overlooking these additional photos.Whether the focal sharpness is sufficient to confidently ID to species level remains to be seen but I'll ask about that in Comments below...

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dawnborchardt

Fecha

Enero 17, 2024 a las 06:00 TARDE ACDT

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jvanweenen

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Enero 27, 2024 a las 11:43 TARDE ACDT

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Camarones Quisquillass (Infraorden Caridea)

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jackmorelli

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Febrero 16, 2023 a las 07:32 TARDE ACDT

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marinejanine

Fecha

Enero 15, 2024 a las 02:16 TARDE ACDT

Descripción

5 head tentacles visible.

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marinejanine

Fecha

Enero 15, 2024 a las 01:41 TARDE ACDT

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Cgupapiedras Bonita Oriental (Cochleoceps bicolor)

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davemmdave

Fecha

Diciembre 22, 2023 a las 02:42 TARDE ACDT

Descripción

I've decided to post this image again, with the SUBJECT now the Western Cleaner Clingfish on the midfield Zebrafish ,because the cropped version nicely shows one of these Zebrafish clients' tricks for gaining the host's attention. The Zebrafish with the WCC on it has altered its bands so they don't match up on L and R sides. This may also indicate a degree of tactile rapture related to the contact with the host, but whatever the basis, AFAIK this 'switching' from bilaterally symmetrical bars to asymmetric bars has only been documented when Zebrafish are being cleaned. (By a WCC in this case, but possibly they sometimes also do it when being cleaned by other hosts eg Rockpool Shrimp, juvenile Moonlighter and juvenile Pencil Weed Whiting).
*If anyone has photographic evidence of any client species other than Zebrafish presenting overt morphological asymmetry (L vs R) as a transient phenomenon specific to a client host interaction, I would greatly appreciate their contacting me, or simply posting their observations on inat.

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Walabí de Las Rocas de Patas Amarillas (Petrogale xanthopus)

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jade360

Fecha

Mayo 17, 2022 a las 08:04 TARDE ACST

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davemmdave

Fecha

Enero 15, 2024 a las 04:54 TARDE ACDT

Descripción

At about centre.

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davemmdave

Fecha

Enero 15, 2024 a las 04:54 TARDE ACDT

Descripción

I've just noticed that this Castelnau's Wrasse which was the Subject of an earlier submission from this dive is being cleaned by a young Pencil Weed-Whiting. So, the head up bobbing posture so often associated with this Wrasse species is also used as a client posture during cleaning. (Juvenile Pencil Weed Whiting are known facultative cleaner hosts, but are harder to capture in the act than eg Western Cleaner Clingfish which are effectively full time hosts, as far as is known).

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Cgupapiedras Bonita Oriental (Cochleoceps bicolor)

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davemmdave

Fecha

Enero 15, 2024 a las 05:59 TARDE ACDT

Descripción

Same images as preceding observation but SUBJECT is now the small fish on the leatherjacket.

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Teniente Común (Parma victoriae)

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davemmdave

Fecha

Enero 15, 2024 a las 06:07 TARDE ACDT

Descripción

I don't often see juvenile Scalyfin in cup sponges, FWIW.
And on close zooming I think there's a (probably also juvenile) Western Cleaner Clingfish at the scalyfin's gill slit.
Makes sense, as Scalyfin adults are known to use the services of WCCs, so juveniles would surely need the same.

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steve_reynolds

Fecha

Enero 27, 2023 a las 11:48 MAÑANA ACDT

Descripción

Same specimen sighted 8 years apart

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steve_reynolds

Fecha

Marzo 24, 2023

Lugar

Australia (Google, OSM)

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darcywhittaker

Fecha

Enero 10, 2024 a las 06:23 MAÑANA ACDT

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davemmdave

Fecha

Agosto 10, 2022 a las 12:33 TARDE ACST

Descripción

Pandappa CP

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ggrammer

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Septiembre 2, 2023 a las 03:21 TARDE ACST

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ggrammer

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Diciembre 31, 2023 a las 09:10 MAÑANA ACDT

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Papa de Mar (Echinocardium cordatum)

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ggrammer

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Diciembre 31, 2023 a las 09:10 MAÑANA ACDT

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marinejanine

Fecha

Diciembre 21, 2023 a las 12:13 TARDE ACDT

Descripción

Juvenile, golden-green pipefish with short snout and flag tail. Indistinct striping on posterior section. Pipefish swam from one brown algae to another whilst being photographed.

Doesn’t quite match Pugnaso.

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ravine_

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Diciembre 26, 2023 a las 10:29 MAÑANA ACDT

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reiner

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Diciembre 22, 2023 a las 03:02 TARDE AEDT

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jamie_a

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Diciembre 2023

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Talma de Coral Occidental (Chelmonops curiosus)

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davemmdave

Fecha

Diciembre 22, 2023 a las 03:06 TARDE ACDT

Descripción

Older juvenile or "adolescent " Talma with the same small adult harlequin Fish featured in an earlier submission from this dive. The Harlequin Fish is clearly visiting a sponge station, presumably that of one or more Western Cleaner Clingfish. The Talma is likely to also be seeking cleaning by the same hosts. However there remains a niggling doubt, because I can't get the old stories about divers witnessing cleaner host behaviour by juvenile Western Talmas out of my head. It may be that whoever reported seeing Western Talma juveniles cleaning other reef fish was mistaken, but I'm keeping an open mind about the possibility.
These images keep me wondering, although they prove nothing. Talmas might even loiter to scavenge any parasite scraps missed by a WCC busily moving from parasite to parasite while servicing a valued client such as Harlequin Fish seem to be.
So many unknowns!

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mtank

Fecha

Diciembre 18, 2023 a las 02:29 TARDE ACDT

Descripción

"Stem" only. The tentacle cluster appears to be in the crack in the RH side of the image.

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calamanthus

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Agosto 2, 2023 a las 01:48 TARDE ACST

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calamanthus

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Agosto 3, 2023 a las 09:51 MAÑANA ACST

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greg4planeta

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Diciembre 14, 2023 a las 06:10 TARDE ACDT

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davemmdave

Fecha

Diciembre 12, 2023 a las 07:04 TARDE ACDT

Descripción

Various views of front line example on crest of primary dune.

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jvanweenen

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Diciembre 9, 2023 a las 10:44 TARDE ACDT

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sheree_e

Fecha

Enero 8, 2023 a las 09:09 MAÑANA ACDT

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dawnborchardt

Fecha

Diciembre 6, 2023 a las 10:44 MAÑANA ACDT

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mtank

Fecha

Diciembre 7, 2023 a las 02:19 TARDE ACDT

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mtank

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Diciembre 7, 2023 a las 02:13 TARDE ACDT

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Many colonies

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mtank

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Diciembre 7, 2023 a las 02:12 TARDE ACDT

Descripción

Many colonies

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mtank

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Diciembre 7, 2023 a las 02:10 TARDE ACDT

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Lori Coronipúrpura (Parvipsitta porphyrocephala)

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bioshots_jm

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Diciembre 6, 2023 a las 09:49 MAÑANA ACDT

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Equidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus)

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davemmdave

Fecha

Abril 2021

Descripción

Investigating a delivery of firewood, having trundled along the rear of the North Normanville Dunes, heading south as is a common event each autumn in this area. Then it encountered a temporary obstacle in the form of a colorbond fence which is on heavily compacted gravel and probably underlying concrete. But it only tried burrowing under the fence briefly before moving elsewhere.

Made me feel vindicated for having a wildlife friendly steel mesh fence installed years ago on 3 of the 4 boundaries... great for reptiles echidnas etc, and the other things I like about it are how well it supports climbing plants-local climbers ground covers and chenopods all quickly covered it,so it screens out the neighbours while helping reduce **seasonal temperature fluctuations for the wirra and we occupants.

**Another chance for me to challenge the ridiculous assertion -mantra even-
unquestioned by 99.9% of the community, about the role of deciduous trees (all exotic, or at least native to areas outside of SA, with the biopaucity and woody weed problems that generates) in cooling buildings in summer while warming them in winter.
Never been proven.
The opposite HAS been proven. Evergreen trees trap radiant ground heat in winter and still cool buildings in summer. Blah...:)

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davemmdave

Fecha

Marzo 11, 1995 a las 01:45 TARDE ACDT

Descripción

Old slide scan. Date correct. Charter boat dive on The Dredge (an FAD scuttled off Glenelg in 20m depth for recreational divers).

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leoncrang

Fecha

Noviembre 15, 2022 a las 08:59 TARDE AEST

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sarinozi

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Noviembre 25, 2023 a las 11:46 MAÑANA ACDT

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jvanweenen

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Febrero 3, 2023 a las 01:47 TARDE ACDT

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davemmdave

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Octubre 22, 2023 a las 12:34 TARDE ACDT

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dsm

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dave_holland

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Noviembre 22, 2023 a las 12:26 TARDE NZDT

Descripción

wing matches Steve Kerr's obs of this species exactly.

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Arañas Lobo (Familia Lycosidae)

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davidsando

Fecha

Abril 28, 2021 a las 06:39 MAÑANA ACST

Descripción

At a mass congregation of sheet webs after ballooning, large numbers of Lycosidae spiders are active. ?hunting Ostearis melanopygius or trapped prey.