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Hapuku Polyprion oxygeneios

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divetutukaka

Date

January 22, 2018 01:24 PM NZDT

Description

The stuff of myths and legends...a juvenile hapuka at Trevor's Rocks. Spotted and filmed by Danielle Watson, this is one of the few recorded sightings of hapuka at the Poor Knights for a long time. Tom Trnski, Head of Natural Science at Auckland Museum, reckons it is Polyprion oxygeneios and we are pretty excited about this sighting!

https://youtu.be/U8J7Idbn2N4

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Swallowtail Headshield Slug Chelidonura hirundinina

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divetutukaka

Date

January 28, 2018 03:13 PM NZDT

Description

Annika Andresen photographed the headshield slug from the Poor Knights. It is Chelidonura hirundinina (the Swallow-tailed Headshield Slug)
It was found at Brady's Corner at a depth of 10-13m

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Oceanic Manta Ray Mobula birostris

Observer

divetutukaka

Date

January 25, 2018 05:41 PM NZDT

Description

4.5 - 5 metre wing span, cruised and relaxed, snorkel and dive interaction lasting over 20 minutes.
You Tube video clip here:
https://youtu.be/fAUxjWZJKt0

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