Pirates Cove has always been a favourite for finding interesting marine life. We visited there at low tide, which was the same time as sunset.
At first I was distracted by the beautiful scenery. Then I discovered sea squirts.
Mum and I have found sea squirts washed up at Eastern Beach in Geelong previously. It was suggested that they could be Pyura dalbyi. As part of those conversations, Pyura stolonifera was mentioned. Pyura stolonifera, also known as Cunjevoi, is a type of sea squirt that can often form mats over rocks at low tide. You can read more about them at the Australian Museum website.
This didn’t gel with my experience of seasquirts, which I saw either attached to objects or washed up along the beach. Then I saw the ones here.
Now it makes sense! Was awesome to see 🙂