Some great days have been had by us all on aandtsociety club trips over the last couple of months and these are a few selected pics from our club threads for you to enjoy, hopefully.
This was calm day for free diving then rock pool collecting,both in one day.
We have been lucky with some clear waters at some sites.
One of the guys getting free ride.
A nice leandrites cleaner shrimp one of the guys collected, the cleaner shrimp to have!!!!
Quite few dardanus lagopodes seen on trips.
A colourful flabellina nudibranch of many we see.
A hydatina herbavore of many we see.
We have some strange ocys here,still it is environmentally friendly in that it used natural materials to make a bra???
Heaps of new season carpet anemones at most sites.
A cat shark egg found and waiting for it to hatch.
The little red ocy of many we find.
Oyster blenny, a popular aquarium fish that we see many of.
A colourful scolap one of the guys has in his tank now.
Many tube worms seen at some sites,this is just one tropical colour variation.
This one is a semi temperate species, they die in over 25c temps,the close up showing the green colouration that is the blood supply being pumped through the feather structures to absorb foods, water, oxygen and expel ammonia.
This one is called a pineapple fish (cleidopus gloriamaris),it’s an Auzy endemic fish, so it is special in a few ways,lol.
They are very common in the southeast.
The nick name port and starboard fish is due to the lights on either side of its face, the arrow shows the slot they can utilize bioluminescent bacteria with in these slots and illuminate for night and use as headlights or just to attract plankton to feed on, they are quite bright when in full swing.
A nice auzy acan collected.
Quite a few pyjama squid this year, this one is from eggs taken home and hatched.
That’s it for this time, I hope this tiny amount of what we do as an aquarium club that carries out field trips since 1927 was interesting for some of you.