The Facebook group I use to help with marine life identifications has become more popular lately. This has led to some posts that aren’t overly relevant – but can also lead to some serendipitous moments.
An Apollo Bay local say my post about the ascidian at Marengo and contacted me for more details about the location. I wasn’t able to find the specimen again, but used the opportunity to ask for recommendations of other places to look at. The man recommended Browns Creek.
Browns Creek beach is a 1km long stretch of beach that is just past Smythe Creek. We had trouble finding it and I wasn’t even sure we had the right beach when visiting here!
We visited just after low tide. However, it was the ‘higher’ low tide point of the day, and didn’t show the area at its full potential.
We had a lot of lock finding sea anemones and crab carapace. Definitely want to return to explore further