Daily Archives: Thursday, 9 June 2011

Yes, it’s a nudibranch!

I’m used to thinking of nudibranchs as small (except for Spanish dancers), brightly coloured, soft creatures. Here’s one that breaks the mould. One of our US visitors, Mike from Alaska, found this creature in a shallow pool on the rock … Continue reading

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Poor bandicoot

I’m sorry not to have a photo of a happy, healthy bandicoot to share, but they come out at night and run away quickly, so no luck there. However, while showing two US visitors around last weekend, we came across … Continue reading

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Lord Howe Island birds (part 1)

Thanks to Peter and Linda for their photos. According to Simpson and Day’s Field Guide to the Birds of Australia, Lord Howe and nearby Ball’s Pyramid lie “570 km off the eastern coast of New South Wales: latitude 31 degrees … Continue reading

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