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Marine life

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Marine life is the essence of this project. We can explore the science, biology, taxonomy, morphology, behaviour and ecological relationships of marine life that inhabits our oceans and the "stuff" we find washed up on our shores.

  • Daniel Heald described a sighting

    Sighting Hydroclathrus clathratus

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    Sighted 18 Feb 2019
    Daniel Heald 20 February 2019
    Tagged With phycology
    Daniel Heald says

    IDed by Carolyn Ricci at the SA Herbarium, who have an outstanding collection of seaweed ID PDFs

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  • Daniel Heald described a sighting

    Sighting Hydroclathrus clathratus

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    Sighted 18 Feb 2019
    Daniel Heald 20 February 2019
    Daniel Heald says

    Yellowish-brown algae growing naturally perforated by circular holes of various sizes.

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  • Daniel Heald identified a sighting

    Sighting Hydroclathrus clathratus

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    Sighted 18 Feb 2019
    Daniel Heald 20 February 2019
    Hydroclathrus clathratus
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    Taxonomy: Chromalveolata: Heterokontophyta: Phaeophyceae: Ectocarpales: Scytosiphonaceae: Hydroclathrus: clathratus
    Common Names: Algae, algae
    Daniel Heald says

    A brown algae with a highly unusual net-like morphology. Found in warm and temperate seas worldwide, but this was the first time I've ever seen anything like it. Brought in to the WA Naturalist's Club meeting by one of the members, to compliment the talk on Marine Plants I was giving.

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  • Daniel Heald added a sighting

    Hydroclathrus clathratus

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    Sighted 18 Feb 2019
    Point Peron

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  • Audrey Falconer identified a sighting

    Sighting Southern Biscuit Star, Tosia australis.

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    Sighted 4 Jun 1994
    Audrey Falconer 11 February 2019
    Tosia neossia
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Echinodermata: Asteroidea: Valvatida: Goniasteridae: Tosia: neossia
    Common Names: Starfish, sea stars, starfish
    Audrey Falconer says

    The small animal is Tosia neossia and the large one is Tosia australis. These are typical of the patterns of colour for each pf these species but the actual colours vary quite a bit!

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  • Val Ryland identified a sighting

    Sighting Small active sand crab

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    Sighted 31 Jan 2019
    Val Ryland 6 February 2019
    Grapsidae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Malacostraca: Decapoda: Grapsidae
    Val Ryland says

    Carapace width about 1.5cm; may be a juvenile. Very active running around near high tide debris on beach.

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  • Val Ryland added a sighting

    Small active sand crab

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    Sighted 31 Jan 2019
    Picnic Bay Magnetic Island Qld. Butler Creek outflow area.

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  • Val Ryland identified a sighting

    Sighting Sand Crabs near Mangroves

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    Sighted 31 Jan 2019
    Val Ryland 6 February 2019
    Neosarmatium
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Malacostraca: Decapoda: Grapsidae: Neosarmatium
    Val Ryland says

    Carapace width 2-3cm. May be N.trispinosum but uncertain. Many around washout of creek on beach after big outflow. Different claw color MAY be sex difference.

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  • Val Ryland added a sighting

    Sand Crabs near Mangroves

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    Sighted 31 Jan 2019
    Picnic Bay Magnetic Island Qld. Butler Creek outflow.

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  • Val Ryland identified a sighting

    Sighting Yellow Fiddler Crab

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    Sighted 27 Nov 2018
    Val Ryland 6 February 2019
    Uca perplexa
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Malacostraca: Decapoda: Ocypodidae: Uca: perplexa
    Common Names: Crustacean, Crabs, crays, prawns, Fiddler crabs
    Val Ryland says

    Around Mangrove roots at low tide. Interesting to see both Left and Right side 'Fiddles'.

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