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Two Bays Marine Calendar

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Join Reef Watch Victoria to record natural events that occur in Port Phillip and Westernport. <br><br> The Two Bays Marine calendar will provide a repository for the recording of natural history events that occur in Port Phillip and Westernport. <br><br> The aim of the project is to build a database of images, footage, descriptions and location information of the natural events that take place in our two bays. <br><br> Questions such as when do the spider crabs enter Port Phillip Heads and does it change each year? Or at what time of year do Biscuit seastars spawn and Elephant fish come to Westernport will be able to be answered? <br><br> Overtime we will be able to build a seasonal calendar of events that will enable us to monitor changes as well as provide an alert for divers, scientists, marine naturalists and natural resource managers of the marine life events that are occurring in our two bays. <br><br> To contribute to this calendar, please upload your natural history event (photo or footage) with the location details and your description of the event.

  • Matthew Connors identified a sighting

    Sighting Another crab shell

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    Sighted 21 Jul 2017
    Matthew Connors 17 January 2019
    Nectocarcinus integrifrons
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Malacostraca: Decapoda: Portunidae: Nectocarcinus: integrifrons
    Common Names: Crustacean, Crabs, crays, prawns, Rough rock crab
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    Another crab shell

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    Sighted 21 Jul 2017

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    Sighting Smooth crab shell

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    Sighted 21 Jul 2017
    Matthew Connors 17 January 2019
    Bellidilia laevis
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Malacostraca: Decapoda: Leucosiidae: Bellidilia: laevis
    Common Names: Crustacean, Crabs, crays, prawns, Purse Crabs, Pebble crabs
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    Smooth crab shell

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    Sighted 21 Jul 2017

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    Sighting Blue blubber

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    Sighted 21 Jul 2017
    Matthew Connors 16 January 2019
    Catostylus mosaicus
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Cnidaria: Scyphozoa: Rhizostomeae: Catostylidae: Catostylus: mosaicus
    Common Names: jellyfish, Medusae, Scyphozoans, Blue Blubber
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    A few washed up and in the shallows

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    Blue blubber

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    Sighted 21 Jul 2017

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    Sighting Marine flatworm

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    Sighted 21 Jul 2017
    Matthew Connors 12 January 2019
    Polycladida
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Platyhelminthes: Rhabditophora: Polycladida
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    Suborder Acotylea - very distinct eyes on this one!

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    Marine flatworm

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    Sighted 21 Jul 2017

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    Sighting Another invasive

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    Sighted 29 Jun 2017
    Matthew Connors 3 January 2019
    Asterias amurensis
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Echinodermata: Asteroidea: Forcipulatida: Asteriidae: Asterias: amurensis
    Common Names: Starfish, Northern Pacific Seastar
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    Another invasive

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    Sighted 29 Jun 2017

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