Category: Australia

Sydney sandstone #marineexplorer by John Turn…

Sydney sandstone #marineexplorer

Sydney sandstone #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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Sydney’s sandstone gives us our stunning cliffs, complex marine habitat and golden beaches. It formed over millions of years, submerged beneath an inland lake.

Threatened by our tidiness obsession – Ocypod…

Threatened by our tidiness obsession - Ocypode cordimana Ghost crab #marineexplorer

Threatened by our tidiness obsession – Ocypode cordimana Ghost crab #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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Most popular beaches are groomed by local councils – raked clean of debris by tractors. This disturbs and kills animals that live in the sand, like this beautiful ghost crab. Should we groom beaches when it has this impact?

Translucent – Sepia plangon cuttle #marineexp…

Translucent - Sepia plangon cuttle #marineexplorer

Translucent – Sepia plangon cuttle #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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I love the translucent arms on this animal at Shiprock – and if you zoom in you can see the tiny chromatophores that allow it to change colour

Hanging colonial ascidian invasive D. vex? #m…

Hanging colonial ascidian invasive D. vex? #marineexplorer

Hanging colonial ascidian invasive D. vex? #marineexplorer  
This yellow colonial ascidian is smothering large sections of the wall at Shiprock aquatic reserve – is it the invasive Didemnum vexillum?
www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/107996

Climate fail Australia! 4 C by 2100 #marineex…

Climate fail Australia! 4 C by 2010 #marineexplorer

Climate fail Australia! 4 C by 2100 #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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Scientists have modelled the likely rise in global temperatures if Australia maintains its current climate policy settings – and the answer is 4 C by 2100. That’s on par with the USA, and only slightly better than the worst large countries, China, Russia and Canada, with settings heading for 5 C. What does this look like? Inundation of coastal cities, worldwide food security issues and substantial loss of biodiversity for a start. www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/16/climate-chang…

Climate fail Australia! 4 C by 2100 #marineex…

Climate fail Australia! 4 C by 2010 #marineexplorer

Climate fail Australia! 4 C by 2100 #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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Scientists have modelled the likely rise in global temperatures if Australia maintains its current climate policy settings – and the answer is 4 C by 2100. That’s on par with the USA, and only slightly better than the worst country, China, with settings heading for 5 C. What does this look like? Inundation of coastal cities, worldwide food security issues and substantial loss of biodiversity for a start. www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/16/climate-chang…

Hey guys here he is! #marineexplorer by John …

Hey guys here he is! #marineexplorer

Hey guys here he is! #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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It’s breeding time for one spot pullers, and they seem to spend a lot of time chasing each other about. This mob was chasing a red scorpionfish which ducked down under a boulder to escape them. Shelly beach, Manly

Blue morwong Nemadactylus douglasii #marineex…

Blue morwong Nemadactylus douglasii #marineexplorer

Blue morwong Nemadactylus douglasii #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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Shelly beach, Manly

Cacatua galerita by Biodiversity Heritage Libr…

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Cacatua galerita by Biodiversity Heritage Library

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A monograph of the Psittacidae, or parrot family of Australia /.
Melbourne, Vic. :The Author,1871..
biodiversitylibrary.org/page/56681269

Fin wave – Senator wrasse Pictilabrus laticla…

Fin wave - Senator wrasse Pictilabrus laticlavius #marineexplorer

Fin wave – Senator wrasse Pictilabrus laticlavius #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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Manly