Category: Australia

Monacanthus chinensis leatherjacket #marineex…

Monacanthus chinensis leatherjacket #marineexplorer

Monacanthus chinensis leatherjacket #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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Clifton Gardens

Sea fan #marineexplorer by John Turnbull Vi…

Sea fan #marineexplorer

Sea fan #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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Like a suburban road network?? Gordons Bay

Turbo militaris tucked up under a ledge #mari…

Turbo militaris tucked up under a ledge #marineexplorer

Turbo militaris tucked up under a ledge #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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The higher spire is what indicates this species vs T. torquatus. (now Lunella torquata)

Blue devil cave – Paraplesiops bleekeri #mari…

Blue devil cave - Paraplesiops bleekeri #marineexplorer

Blue devil cave – Paraplesiops bleekeri #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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We saw a few of these protected fish last week in Jervis Bay

Boss of the rock – Red scorpionfish – Scorpae…

Boss of the rock - Red scorpionfish - Scorpaena jacksoniensis #marineexplorer

Boss of the rock – Red scorpionfish – Scorpaena jacksoniensis #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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Jervis Bay

Tripneustes gratilla – Lamington urchin #mari…

Tripneustes gratilla - Lamington urchin #marineexplorer

Tripneustes gratilla – Lamington urchin #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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Common names include the collector urchin (although there are many of those) and the sea lamington. They can be white, orange, purple and brown, and various combinations, although the spines are often white on a dark background

Wave interference patterns #marineexplorer by…

Wave interference patterns #marineexplorer

Wave interference patterns #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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The long flat rock platform at Long Reef is a great place to watch wave patterns as the tide rolls in

Two strigatus – A and M #marineexplorer by Jo…

Two strigatus - A and M #marineexplorer

Two strigatus – A and M #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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I think it’s safe to say “strigatus” must mean stripe… these two species are different genera (Atypichthys and Microcanthus) but they both end in strigatus. Fairlight

Abudefduf bengalensis, Bengal sergeant #marin…

Abudefduf bengalensis, Bengal sergeant #marineexplorer

Abudefduf bengalensis, Bengal sergeant #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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Big tropical damsel with a cool scientific name. Fairlight

Longsnout Boarfish Pentaceropsis recurvirostr…

Longsnout Boarfish Pentaceropsis recurvirostris #marineexplorer

Longsnout Boarfish Pentaceropsis recurvirostris #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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This massive boarfish joined us on our soft coral dive at Fairlight today