My Third (Cerianthid?) Tube Anemone Sighting at Second Valley in 8 years

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I have now seen a large (Cerianthid?) tube anemone at Second Valley three times in 8 years. As I explained in my Facebook post at https://scontent.fadl4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/327280926_775335964105281_4473479003342201618_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=l0XrzlhZeNwAX-gaXpK&_nc_ht=scontent.fadl4-1.fna&oh=00_AfA9XxDPaM0uUykkaJDKvx_IWS-vKzXif5qIC94bEwr3wQ&oe=63D91959 , “I caught up with 3 ‘old friends’ at Second Valley today (27/1/23).” I wasn’t referring to my dive buddies, but three creatures that […]

Update of the Flora and Fauna of Piccaninnie Ponds and Ewens Ponds (Including Eight Mile Creek)

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(This article is a re-write of one published in our 2006 Journal, because it was only one of the early drafts that was published in error and some of the intended information was missing. I attempted to rectify the error by having Part 2 published in our 2007 Journal. Now, […]

Fish Species Recorded from Sydney Harbour

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According to an article on the Australian Museum blog, The fish list: A decade in the making by Dr Joseph DiBattista,  Curator, Ichthyology, Australian Museum, “the number of fish species recorded from Sydney Harbour now stands at 675 (Based on independent data sources)”. (The Staff Profile for Dr Joseph DiBattista […]

How Free-swimming Temperate Pelagic Fish Approach a Cleaning Station

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David Muirhead recently posted this photo of a bluethroat wrasse, Notolabrus tetricus from old Rapid Bay jetty on 1st October 2022 on iNaturalist at https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/observations/139393179 : – David gave the posting the following description (but with my punctuation, or the computer’s): – “SUBJECT is the wrasse parked vertically near the […]

WHERE CAN YOU FIND THE ‘FAB FIVE’?

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The Fab Five can be found in South Australia’s Commonwealth Marine Parks. They are five of SA’s ‘Fabulous’ charismatic species – the Australian sea lion, White-bellied sea eagle, Giant Australian cuttlefish, Great white shark and Southern right whale. These Fab Five icons occur in SA’s seven Commonwealth Marine Parks. Australian […]