As you can tell from the sea anemone post, we loved Wild Dog Creek. I had visited this area over 4 years ago looking for hooded plovers. I was only at the start of my nature journey back then and hadn’t developed much of an interest in marine life.
In the years since I’ve had a bad relapse of anxiety so have mostly stuck to my main areas. This is helpful, as there is more than enough to discover in my regular haunts, but it means I miss out on so much more. I do plan to explore other sections of the coastline near Apollo Bay in the future; perhaps doing some longer walks.
Plaxiphora albida chiton. Nice to find something out of the ordinary!
The below species are onchidella patelloides. They like areas of moderate wave exposure – which this beach definitely has! I initially thought it was an abalone. They are a ‘slug-like mollusc… related to siphonarian limpets. And it breathes air!
Will definitely be returning here on future visits.
Ones I couldn’t identify
I wasn’t able to identify the following species, however I only had a quick skim through a couple of resources. Uni returns next week which means I’ll have to put my love of nature to the side… but only for 2 months 😉 I should be able to organize everything better once I’m more settled in.
The pathway from the carpark.