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Unidentified at Suppressed - 5 Mar 2018

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Unidentified 3 Mar 2019 Loki Lambert

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Size of a child’s fist

12 comments

KerriLee wrote:
   3 Mar 2019
Hi Loki ... to change the exact location, go to edit and then zoom in on the map, and move the marker to the exact location.
Nice critter! Let's see if our experts can ID it for you
   3 Mar 2019
Thanks
KerriLee wrote:
   3 Mar 2019
Loki, I'm just wondering when you photographed this. The record says yesterday, but I'm guessing that it was a while ago (?)
Also, is there anything else you can tell us about it? How big? Was it in deep water or shallow? Was it on the sand when you found it, or in the algae or rocks? that sort of thing ...
The more information, the more likely we are to be able to identify it for sure.
Thanks!
   4 Mar 2019
It was on the sand when I saw it, the water was about 2m deep. I photographed the sea slug 1 year ago at the Bruce Steer pool. It was the size of child’s scrunched up fist.
   4 Mar 2019
I’ve changed the date up though it won’t be exact
KerriLee wrote:
   4 Mar 2019
thanks Loki ... we'll keep investigating this for you
   5 Mar 2019
Hi Kerri just wondering if you've got any further information about the sea slug
PS don’t feel rushed to reply.
Loki
KerriLee wrote:
   5 Mar 2019
Hi Loki - no, not yet. It may take a week or two for the marine scientists to get back to us, but I'm sure they will. In the meantime, here's a link to a research paper they wrote describing many of the species in NSW. Don't worry about reading the details ... it's a bit technical ... but you'll find lots of colour photos. I looked through and could not see any that looked quite like yours, but perhaps you'll notice something I missed.
http://www.publish.csiro.au/rs/pdf/rs16011
KerriLee wrote:
   5 Mar 2019
Hi again Loki. Just in case you haven't found this page, here's how to see all the other sea slug sightings on the NatureMapr database:
https://atlasoflife.naturemapr.org/Community/Categories/Details/141
Happy photo surfing!
   6 Mar 2019
Thanks a lot Kerri
KerriLee wrote:
   12 Mar 2019
Hi Loki,
I've heard back from one marine scientist, and he says he's never seen an animal like yours before! And he has dived along the South Coast for many years ... so it seems your sea slug is indeed an uncommon one. Keep an eye out for any more. It might be quite a new discovery!
   15 Mar 2019
Thanks Kerri for keeping me posted on what’s happening I appreciate it a lot
Loki

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  • 4 Mar 2018 Recorded on
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