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Unusual Sightings – Marine Life at Long Reef Aquatic Reserve

2016-10-23T01:15:25+00:00

Unusual Sightings - Marine Life at Long Reef Aquatic Reserve Written by: Fishcare Volunteers (Long Reef) Sea Slug (nudibranchs) Sea Slug are closely related to land slugs but bear little resemblance - their colours and forms are boundless. Two sensory tentacles are evident near the head & gills on their rear form feathery-looking clusters. Sea [...]

The Rock platform – Sea grass, algae & anemones

2016-10-23T01:15:25+00:00

The Rock platform - Sea grass, algae & anemones, Long Reef Aquatic Reserve Written by: Fishcare Volunteers Long Reef Sea grass (Zostera capricorni) Occurs as meadows in shallows of estuaries & coastal lagoons. Found growing in Long Reef rock pools - rare for coastal waters. Neptune's Necklace (Hormosira banksii) Neptune's Necklace is a brown alga [...]

A Battle for Survival

2016-10-23T01:15:25+00:00

A Battle for Survival: Marine Life at Long Reef Aquatic Reserve Blue-ringed Octopus (Hapalochlaena) It’s bite contains Neuromuscular-paralysing toxins. Fireworms or Bristleworms (Eurythoe complanata) Have poison-filled bristles that can break off & pierce your skin if you touch them. Length – up to four centimetres. Brittlestars (Ophiothrix spongicola) Escapes predators by disconnecting part of a [...]