The main goal of the marine biology cruise was to see what sea life we could discover among the seaweed under the water. There was a lot of diversity in the type of sea life we found. It was a crowded boat of 20 (plus staff) and we were passing around buckets. I didn’t get the best photos as I was trying not to be a nerd and to let the other families get a good luck. As such, a lot of these won’t have the name of the animal. I’m prioritizing my health and need to earn an income currently so working as hard to identify animals. It’s hard for me, as I love the process… but I’ll need money to do more exploring 🙂
A couple of these crabs are probably Halicarcinus ovatus. They are meant to have a lot of variation in colouring so will look into it more.
Maybe an Australian squat lobster?
Maybe Pagurixus handrecki?
I struggled to identify these based on the image quality. It was so awesome to finally see them!
I do have a book on shrimp but again, am out of my depth. Seth loved it.
A number of these were identified as from the heteroclinus genus. I couldn’t tell you anything more than that.
These two have totally confused me. Rockpools are a completely different beast to what is out in the ocean. Such a huge learning curve ahead but I am loving this. Possibly even more than birds.