Thumbnails of the Seafriends 2006 CD New Zealand underwater by Dr J Floor Anthoni (2006)
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f028311: a large sand octopus
eating dog cockles. They do not break these open but drill a hole down
to the adductor muscle. Octopus gibsi, Glycymeris laticostata
f028305:a large sand octopus
outside its den with the leftovers of its meals. Bivalves open by octopus
have a neat conical hole in one shell. Octopus gibsii
f028312: a large mottled
sand star regrowing one of its seven arms. The luidia sand star is a predator,
even capable of cannibalism. Luidia neozelanica
f028324: male goatfish in spawning
colours. Upeneichthys lineatus Goatfish form groups on sheltered
sand by day.
f022615: a diver carefully
approaches a group of goatfish resting in the current. A sudden movement
can spoil it all.
f022620: the adventure of an
encounter with a tolerant goatfish. This is a rare moment after a lot of
f025809: young blue cod are
brownish with much white Parapercis colias As they mature, they
become blue and white.
f025825: closeup of inquisitive
young blue cod. These fish are quite brainy and inquisitive. Parapercis
f025811: broad squid lay their
trusses of eggs at night. Females tie their egg capsules to a stalk.
f025827: the yellow boring
sponge etches holes in the rock where it is protected Cliona celata
f025833: a cooks turban shell
covered in sea rasp hydroids Cookia sulcata Sea rasp forms a rough
f025902: a sand fan worm about
to emerge from its tube. They are almost impossible to excavate. Sabella
f025904 sand fanworm spreads
its intricate crown of feathery gills. With these it catches fine plankton
f022809: a snorkeldiver discovers
a baby octopus who made itself at home under a large rock, and with many
stones to close its hatch.
f045209: a large sponge died
recently, leaving white attachment marks on pink paint. Marks on pink paint
tell a story of the past. Lithothamnion sp.
f045215: a rich vertical wall
community with lamp shells (brachiopods), attacked by deposition Calloria
f045205: a rich community
once lived here. Now a single grazing snail remains, as the green fluff,
a planktonic dinoflagellate, kills.
f046002: degradation: even
well-lit kelp has lost its food value. Fronds feel papery rather than slimy,
a sure indicator of ill health.
f046005: degradation: the kelp
fronds are like cardboard and its young leaves are dead. The growth centre
at the top of the stalk is brown and dead.
f046007: hardy calcareous stone-leaf
algae competing for space and pushing each other upward Lithothamnion
f050622: NZ pie-crust crab
Cancer novaezelandiae is active by night inside harbours, but it
is relatively rare.
f041937: stalked compound seasquirts
in a degrading environment.
f041933: several sponges smothered
in dust and invading organisms.
f021700: the sandy bottom is
now infested with invasive parchment tubeworms, which turn a scallop bed
into a carpet. Chaetopterus variopedatus
f025805: the parchment tubeworm
is a complicated segmented worm with feet for cementing, feeding and pumping
water. Chaetopterus variopedatus
f021707: rough organ sponges
growing on a wharf pile Callyspongia latituba
f021711: the rough organ sponge
expands like flowers; behind it the rough finger sponge Callyspongia
f021701: the red crust sponge
grows well in the currents and when well fed, can grow massive structures.
f021708: a massive boring sponge
provides ample food for the tiger shells Cliona celata, Maurea punctulata
f021709: tiger shells like
belly buttons on a boring sponge tummy
f021710: sponges growing large
in the rich currents of the entrance to Whangarei Harbour
f021712: this photo was taken
in 1999, but now all has disappeared. Degradation is accelerating.
f021714: yellow rough iophon
sponge doing well Iophon sp.
f021716: echinoderms clinging
on to the hard shore, green urchins, prickly stars and cushion stars
f021733: octopus mate at some
distance by means of the male's long mating arm as the female remains safely
in her home. Octopus gibbsi
f021732: male octopus mating
arm entering the female's pouch where it deposits a packet of sperm. When
laying her eggs, the female breaks the packets and fertilises her eggs
f022303: at high tide the water
is clearest and one can swim through the mangrove trees
f022308: snorkel diver takes
a closer look at neptunes necklace seaweed, caught between mangrove
f022313: neptune's necklace
weed and mangrove propagules in between aerial roots in the mud
f021807: magenta jewel anemones
growing over the remains of a large dead black coral tree
f021813: a dead black coral
tree encrusted with magenta jewel anemones Corynactis australis
f021816: magenta jewel anemones
around a dead black coral tree
f021834: a feeding frenzy of
young koheru Decapterus koheru
f021805: rough fingersponges
in deep water Callyspongia ramosa
f029723: a little bear welcomes
divers to Middle Arch as it slowly disappears in the environment
f029004: purple sponge in a
world of bryozoa. There is no vacant space left.
f029007: two clown nudibranch
laying eggs on a white sponge. Ceratosoma amoena
f029008: closeup of pink aplysilla
f029009: small white flask
sponges, networked together. Leucettusa sp.
f029010: large flask sponges,
interconnected at their base. Leucettusa lancifer
f029012: closeup of large flask
sponges. Leucettusa lancifer
f029013: red scorpionfish still
alert at night. Scorpaena cardinalis
f029015: orange net golfball
sponge grows in deep clear water and feel soft. Tethya fastigata
f029016: yellow net golfball
sponge is the same species as the orange variety. Tethya fastigata
f025221: the green sponge feels
rubbery Latrunculia kaakaariki
f029018: a city of tiny fanworms
cemented together. One can just see their tiny fans protruding from their
f029019: the white spined uchin
has many red tube feet. Tripneustes gratilla
f029118: orange bryozoan
lace coral growing in dense formation.