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keesgreen

Date

January 26, 2023 11:04 PM ACDT

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seastung

Date

May 26, 2019 06:27 AM SAST

Description

no idea

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davemmdave

Date

March 2022

Description

Attracted to night light near North Normanville Dunes and found this morning.

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Long-tailed Bombyx (Trichiocercus sparshalli)

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davemmdave

Date

December 2020

Description

Female captured yesterday morning by a child and kept overnight in plastic container. Has laid eggs overnight which are furry brown on top and have green attachment surfaces.

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manfdot

Date

January 25, 2023 11:48 AM ACDT

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mtank

Date

January 23, 2023 02:01 PM ACDT

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marinejanine

Date

July 7, 2011 11:35 PM ACST

Description

Seeking ID for the cream-coloured, ruffled sponge. Listed in "The Marine Invertebrates of South Australia" as family and genus unknown. Thanks.

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davemmdave

Date

January 25, 2023 11:41 AM ACDT

Description

Tentative species but genus suggestion probably correct. The remains of this very large moth, found almost beneath the nest of a pair of tawny frogmouths (nest currently occupied by one adult and one baby see next observation).
So I guess the moth made a nice main course last night!
(NB:the nest is in a large Eucalyptus camaldulensis local provenance).

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Chestnut-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus ruficeps)

Date

January 6, 2023 07:57 AM ACDT

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What

Horsfield's Bushlark (Mirafra javanica)

Date

January 7, 2023 06:31 AM ACDT

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Date

January 9, 2023 05:36 PM ACDT

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tahnae

Date

January 2023

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Rosy Hyacinth Orchid (Dipodium roseum)

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adrianuren

Date

January 16, 2023 10:11 AM ACDT

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Brilliant Hop-Bush (Dodonaea microzyga)

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davemmdave

Date

October 2020

Description

Small woody shrub under a mature Red Mallee. This shrub is rallying well following the recent heavy rains in the region

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Yellow Rush-Lily (Tricoryne elatior)

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rfoster

Date

January 15, 2023 06:37 PM ACDT

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renecampbell

Date

January 8, 2023 07:15 PM ACDT

Description

Mating pair

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Tindale's Splendid Ghost Moth (Aenetus tindalei)

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laurencommon

Date

January 12, 2023 06:47 PM ACDT

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Screw Fern (Lindsaea linearis)

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jvanweenen

Date

January 9, 2023 05:41 PM ACDT

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mtank

Date

January 8, 2023 01:58 PM ACDT

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Sea Sweep (Scorpis aequipinnis)

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mtank

Date

January 8, 2023 01:42 PM ACDT

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What

Desert Poplar (Codonocarpus cotinifolius)

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jvanweenen

Date

July 29, 2022 10:37 AM ACST

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What

Knottybutt Grass (Setaria constricta)

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davemmdave

Date

January 2, 2023 03:30 PM ACDT

Description

Relatively uncommon along the pedestrian tracks of the lower cliff zone ,although it must be said that generally this location has fewer grasses of exotic and native species than I would have expected, and is dominated by herbaceous weeds mainly Gazania, plus a smattering of very tough low hardgrown woody perennials including Atriplex species, Barrier saltbush, stunted boxthorn (African) and so on .

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What

Desert Hop-Bush (Dodonaea stenozyga)

Date

October 5, 2019 02:02 PM ACST

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davemmdave

Date

April 15, 2019 09:04 PM ACST

Description

Subject=the semi-translucent gel-like coating on much of the fucoid brown algae.
Depth ~ 40 cm. Alongside jetty,tide fairly low.
I don't know where to start,WRT phylum or etc(!?),but can think of anything from cnidaria to molluscan eggs to one of the simplest marine algae or cyanobacteria or...blah...

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dsm

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Date

October 2019

Description

Two species growing together, A. hakeifolia left and A huegelii right in photos 2 & 3.

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davemmdave

Date

February 23, 2022 08:34 AM ACDT

Description

On melaleuca lanceolata on primary dune crest.

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davidsando

Date

December 31, 2022 10:01 AM ACDT

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adel_plainsgirl

Date

November 20, 2022 01:36 PM AWST

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What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

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emuuuu

Date

December 28, 2022 12:10 AM ACDT

Place

Balhannah (Google, OSM)

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davemmdave

Date

November 2021

Description

Attracted to night light near North Normanville Dunes.

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What

Blackspotted Wrasse (Austrolabrus maculatus)

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scubawayne

Date

October 1, 2022 11:53 AM ACST

Description

juvenile

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What

Southern Blue Devil (Paraplesiops meleagris)

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scubawayne

Date

December 20, 2022 11:45 AM ACDT

Description

two juveniles in this shot

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Blue-banded and Allied Digger Bees (Genus Amegilla)

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jimbobo

Date

December 2022

Description

Roosting.

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What

Coast Speedwel (Veronica hillebrandii)

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francisnge

Date

October 2, 2021 12:25 PM ACST

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Brick Red Sea Star (Anthaster valvulatus)

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davemmdave

Date

January 3, 2019 01:49 PM ACDT

Description

Unusual 4-armed morph of this 5-armed species. Found in typical position on open sandy substrate.Snorkel,depth here ~2.5-3 m.Most of the immediate surrounds consisted of low profile rock reef ,fields of brown algae(mostly Scaberia agardhii) and sea-grass meadows (Posidonia and Amphibolis and a few lush,bright areas of Zostera-like 'eel-grass,but we weren't certain if those were indeed Zostera),with a few patches of moderately large rocks and boulders closer to shore. There were relatively few small areas of clean bare sand like in the above pics, in the limited area of rocky coastline we covered on this snorkel)

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What

Blackspotted Wrasse (Austrolabrus maculatus)

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environ

Date

December 4, 2022 01:45 PM ACDT

Description

Not sure who started this fight, but the pistol shrimp definitely lost it and ended up as lunch for the wrasse.

Shrimp predation is recorded as observation 144661419.

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What

Mount Lofty Daisy-Bush (Olearia grandiflora)

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jpacker

Date

December 7, 2022 07:20 AM ACDT

Description

Approx. 12mths after prescribed burn. Stringybark open forest.

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Pale Groundsel (Senecio hypoleucus)

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dkonservationist

Date

November 8, 2022 07:51 PM ACDT

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What

Small-leaf Bramble (Rubus parvifolius)

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jpacker

Date

December 12, 2022 05:42 PM ACDT

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Southern Bell Frog (Ranoidea raniformis)

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bryanhaywood

Date

April 2022

Description

Several seen around edge of wetland with students

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Carp Gudgeons (Genus Hypseleotris)

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dabugboi

Date

December 12, 2022 02:50 PM ACDT

Description

Definitely a native i believe. Nannoperca? Hypseleotris?
Caught with a net in a very polluted, quite deep river that’s infested with methane, algae, carp and gambusia.

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What

Ringback Pipefish (Stipecampus cristatus)

Date

January 22, 2022 08:18 PM AEDT

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Spinytail Leatherjacket (Acanthaluteres brownii)

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davemmdave

Date

December 9, 2022 11:14 AM ACDT

Description

With a Western Cleaner Clingfish on caudal peduncle's dorsal aspect.

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dsm

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Black-eared Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx osculans)

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patrickwhite57

Date

December 7, 2022 01:07 PM ACDT

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jillybean1970

Date

October 8, 2022 04:35 PM ACDT

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streglystendec

Date

December 13, 2019 10:52 AM ACDT

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Thatch Saw-Sedge (Gahnia radula)

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manfdot

Date

September 16, 2010 11:04 AM ACST

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Central Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps)

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michaelp28

Date

November 9, 2022 03:48 PM ACDT

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Date

November 14, 2022 11:07 AM ACDT

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What

Annual Bluebell (Wahlenbergia gracilenta)

Date

December 1, 2022 03:05 PM ACDT

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What

Tufted Bluebell (Wahlenbergia capillaris)

Date

December 1, 2022 01:32 PM ACDT

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What

Tufted Bluebell (Wahlenbergia capillaris)

Date

December 1, 2022 12:48 PM ACDT

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What

Spiny Goosefoot (Rhagodia ulicina)

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moth_nut

Date

November 30, 2022 08:44 AM ACDT

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thammer

Date

November 27, 2022 11:06 AM ACDT

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environ

Date

December 24, 2019 09:53 PM ACDT

Description

The worm between the crab and the fish. They are extremely common here, but nobody seems to know what they are. They emerge from sand burrows and extend quite some distance, maybe a meter or more with transparent, spotted, gelatinous bodies. If disturbed they will retreat to their burrow. The crab appeared quite happy to make a meal of this one after it stepped on it and realised it was there. The Goatfish showed no interest in it.

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vbjanos

Date

November 1, 2022 02:34 PM ACDT

Description

Widespread on the top of the hill and downwind; taller than all introduced grasses growing there, except the oats.
Compact panicle.
Long palea;
Short bristles in the middle band short lobe bristles.

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jimbobo

Date

November 20, 2022 01:49 PM AEDT

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What

Common Small Catchfly (Silene gallica var. gallica)

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ellurasanctuary

Date

October 18, 2022
Other Animals

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What

Animals (Kingdom Animalia)

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davemmdave

Date

September 11, 2020 02:20 PM ACST

Description

?Cnidarian? I only saw a few of these,and each time I thought 'Nah,just a seabird's feather' till I looked more closely

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dsm

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davemmdave

Date

January 18, 2000

Description

[*May be a duplicate, or was submitted in a MLSSA bulk upload]
Old low res slide scan, taken ~10 metres west of shoreward end of Kingscote Jetty (=near the remains of the old jetty,with it's submerged stumps) on scuba. (Date very uncertain, but is in my old hard cc dive logs, ho hum/apologies again).
There were a number of these fanworm-like animals that would slowly emerge and spread their intricate fans when left alone but would instantly withdraw into their quite thick, solid looking tubes at the slightest disturbance including strobe flashes. And the tubes themselves would often retract partly or even fully into the silty, muddy ,very soft sediment that was the main bottom type right there.

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Matted Bush-Pea (Pultenaea pedunculata)

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gus_thompson

Date

November 18, 2022 10:04 AM ACDT

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What

Beauty Buttons (Leptorhynchos tetrachaetus)

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davidsando

Date

November 18, 2022 03:58 PM ACDT

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Narrow-leaf Bitter-Pea (Daviesia leptophylla)

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davidsando

Date

November 18, 2022 10:18 AM ACDT

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Toothless Bull Ant (Myrmecia mandibularis)

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davidsando

Date

November 17, 2022 03:03 PM ACDT

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davidsando

Date

November 17, 2022 02:54 PM ACDT

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What

Swamp Willowherb (Epilobium pallidiflorum)

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rfoster

Date

November 18, 2022 04:48 PM ACDT

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What

Cartilage Lichen (Ramalina celastri)

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davidsando

Date

November 17, 2022 10:41 AM ACDT

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What

Straggly Corkbark (Hakea eyreana)

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calamanthus

Date

August 3, 2022 12:47 PM ACST

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Glossy-leaved Red Mallee (Eucalyptus oleosa)

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ellurasanctuary

Date

November 19, 2013

Description

Red Mallee (Eucalyptus oleosa)

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Weebill (Smicrornis brevirostris)

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debsa59

Date

November 7, 2022 07:07 AM ACDT

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Spiny-headed Mat-Rush (Lomandra longifolia)

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rwl

Date

November 11, 2022 11:25 AM ACDT

Description

It was unclear what this species was, but a flowering and a fruiting plant were found nearby on the same day.

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Hoary Servaea (Servaea incana)

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davemmdave

Date

December 2020

Description

Under bark of Eucalyptus camaldulensis camaldulensis.

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Winged and Once-winged Insects (Subclass Pterygota)

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karenweaving62

Date

October 29, 2022 05:51 PM ACDT

Description

Eucalyptus Gall Formimg Wasp, Epichrysocharis burwelli,

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davemmdave

Date

December 2021

Description

Two grossly identical shrimps as handnet bycatch when wading in seagrass meadows in very shallow subtidal pools on the intertidal section of the platform reef at Lady Bay (@ the Reef Watch intertidal monitoring site).Outgoing tide. Hoping to document a variety of small pipefish, Clingfish, gobies and suchlike.
Each Shrimp is about 20 to 22mm long.

Nb:-FWIW we netted only 2 bony fish.Both were juvenile Pugnose pipefish,each about 60 mm TL. Unfortunately I'd left my Android phone at home and couldn't photograph the pipefish prior release at Lady Bay in the same pools they were netted in.(But I inspected them carefully wearing my best prescription glasses and am certain they were young Pugnose and not young Verco's etc).

When I netted the first of these shrimps I thought I had got an unusual little Clingfish because it had the same basic dorsal profile and was the colour of speckled sand on top with thin but distinct dark brown stripe along the full length of the ventral aspect on each side. Making it ideal for cryptism when aligned along dead seagrass blades, fucoid brown algae etc over sandy bottom. Then I saw it spread it's legs (which had initially been recessed or held folded flat against the sides or underside) and my disappointment was palpable.
No undescribed species of grass Clingfish, merely a Shrimp displaying convergent evolution 🤨(!)

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Southern Scrub-Robin (Drymodes brunneopygia)

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ceejay93

Date

October 21, 2017 11:33 AM ACDT

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What

Southern Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus)

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vmazey

Date

November 6, 2022 09:44 PM ACDT

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What

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)

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rfoster

Date

October 10, 2021 04:18 PM ACDT

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mariannebroug

Date

October 27, 2022 10:42 AM ACDT

Description

Tiny. Growing on a south-facing bank next to a track in the national park. Easily missed. Very very small.

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What

Rough Bedstraw (Galium gaudichaudii)

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einadia

Date

November 6, 2022 12:59 PM ACDT

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What

Southern Flat Oyster (Ostrea angasi)

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davemmdave

Date

November 7, 2022 02:46 PM ACDT

Description

Image 1 is essentially as found, protruding from sand in a mildly raised area of the inland aspect of the swale in the Normanville North Dunes.
Images 2-4 are to assist taxon ID via viewing from different angles.

*The final 2 images are included because for me the location of this long dead valve (and I saw no evidence of its being part of a midden) tells one of 2 possible stories.
Perhaps it really was from an aboriginal midden (certainly the dunes swale had many and some remain relatively intact but others have been destroyed or spread widely by European settlement activities eg grazing, sandmining).Or, and I think this is more likely, the oyster valve was discarded by early settlers. Further information as follows.
Image 5 is taken with me standing exactly where I found it (cf Image 1) and I am facing roughly due west (actually closer to wnw).Image 6 is as for Image 5 but I am facing roughly due east. In the lower background you can just make out the leaves of the stunted cultivated fig tree which was planted more than a century ago on the inland side of the crest of the secondary dune by early Europeans. This is known to be a planted (not selfset) exotic edible fig because #1 it is apparently the only such fig tree in the Northern Normanville dunes #2 it is within metres of the now killed massive old olive trees(the huge stumps remain at ground level following decades of cutting swabbing drilling and filling) that were also planted, in the rear aspect of the dunes, on each side of the underground Morse code cable. That traversed the dunes at this exact location, before running under the beach then across GSV to Kingscote KI(laid circa late 1860s or 1870s).It served as communication between Normanville police station(at the time Normanville was the SW Fleurieu's relay outpost from Adelaide CBD) and Kingscote ,initially primarily for early alerting about shipwrecks off KI so help could be sent from eg Port Adelaide .
So, my point is that the men who manned the small hut in the rear of the dunes to maintain the cable's function and possibly also look for ships at risk of being wrecked in Yankalilla Bay during onshore gales may have collected some oysters to eat, or maybe just as fertiliser for the fruit trees they'd planted.
It is known(as I understand, anyway) that the inshore shellfish reefs of parts of Yankalilla Bay were harvested thus destroyed by dredging in a similar manner to virtually all similar shellfish reefs in southern Australia.
I'm not up to speed on what were the main shellfish eaten by the Kaurna here so I don't know if Ostrea angasi is commonly found in Kaurna middens in Yankalilla Bay (obviously at Goolwa pipi were a major component but pipi don't occur naturally here in Yankalilla Bay).
Usual apologies for the length of the above comments.

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Pygmy Daisy (Rhodanthe pygmaea)

Observer

ned19

Date

November 2022

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What

Short-beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus)

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heath_hunter

Date

November 3, 2022 02:50 PM ACDT

Description

On a house driveway. Snuffling along the gaps between pavers - see dirt flicked around all over the driveway.

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What

Tortricid Leafroller Moths (Family Tortricidae)

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davemmdave

Date

November 2022

Description

Taxon suggested by inat. I found this unusual small moth in some cut firewood. Unusual because it behaved as follows. It would walk quickly towards shelter and shade when placed on flat stone paving,and when "running " in this way it always kept it's wings closed, making it quite cryptic even on a fairly uniform background. But when it stopped moving forward (which it did suddenly ie it only had 2 speeds, zero and fast) within a second or two it would suddenly erect all wings vertically, so seen from above it would seem to have disappeared even though it was still there just sitting quietly. This behaviour may be quite common in some moth taxa, but I haven't seen it much myself. I suppose it is normally a nocturnally active species and has evolved this diurnal behaviour to avoid predation when it's hiding place diurnally is uncovered eg by birds that scratch ground litter such as Bassian Thrushes and Eurasian Blackbirds)

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What

Sharpnose Weed Whiting (Parodax caninis)

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davemmdave

Date

October 25, 2022 10:18 AM ACDT

Description

At centre of image 1.
A few seen this dive under the old Jetty.
In both images but more clearly in image 2 can be seen a juvenile Blackspotted Wrasse slightly to L of and below the subject sharpnose weed whiting.
I think the wrasse is probably hosting the weed whiting client, because the weed whiting lingered at this spot for surprisingly long time, and even seems to have adopted client pose.
Juvenile Blackspotted Wrasse are well known facultative cleaning hosts, but I have generally assumed their clients would be bigger than them. I have never witnessed any Sharpnose Weed Whiting being cleaned-by WCCs or any other known hosts, although I've seen Sharpnose WWs on other dives at Rapid Bay that were behaving in similar fashion to the above,making me suspect that they were in client mode.
So, while the above does not prove that juvenile Blackspotted Wrasse clean Sharpnose Weed Whiting, I am increasingly sure they do.

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dsm

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What

Flinders' Rock-Shell (Bedeva flindersi)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 25, 2022 10:32 AM ACDT

Description

Egg capsules on underside corner of a turned rock.

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What

Gould's Wattled Bat (Chalinolobus gouldii)

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chawkins12

Date

February 3, 2020

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What

Native Scurf-Pea (Cullen australasicum)

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orchidrose

Date

October 31, 2022 03:37 PM ACDT

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dpgunner

Date

October 29, 2022 09:05 PM ACDT

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What

Bridled Leatherjacket (Acanthaluteres spilomelanurus)

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davemmdave

Date

February 25, 2020 12:18 PM ACDT

Description

Immature,I suspect.

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What

Biscuit Star (Pentagonaster duebeni)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

December 11, 2017 01:40 PM ACDT

Description

On sand in large tide-pool with rising tide

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What

Rosy Heath-Myrtle (Euryomyrtus ramosissima ssp. ramosissima)

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manfdot

Date

September 21, 2022 04:39 PM ACST

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manfdot

Date

September 21, 2022 04:29 PM ACST

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calamanthus

Date

August 2, 2022 12:47 PM ACST

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What

Bush Banana (Marsdenia australis)

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manfdot

Date

August 31, 2022 10:22 AM ACST

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wamoz

Date

February 20, 2020 11:41 AM ACDT

Description

Going out on a limb a bit here, but this looks somewhat similar to other examples of epiphytic Bryzoa I can see online.

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What

Poison Morning Glory (Ipomoea muelleri)

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calamanthus

Date

July 30, 2022 05:51 PM ACST

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What

Clubrush (Genus Bolboschoenus)

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davemmdave

Date

October 22, 2022 12:16 PM ACDT

Description

Tentative. Plentiful locally.

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What

Whitebarred Boxfish (Anoplocapros lenticularis)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

April 1990

Description

Scuba dive on 'Gem Reef',a little-known,fantastic rock reef dive site off Flinders Island in the Investigator Group Eastern Bightthis dive requires boat access. to Scoresby Shepherd AO,the vessel crew and the incredibly supportive occupational divers whose jobs were hard enough without having to 'mother ' this self absorbed hanger on,who struggled to keep up with them as they powered along the survey transects at 20-30 m counting and measuring the greenlip abs.My real life was just beginning...blah

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What

Widebody Pipefish (Stigmatopora nigra)

Observer

kevincfishes

Date

January 19, 2006 04:06 PM ACDT