Marine Mondays

Callorhinchus milli - the extraordinary Elephant Shark

Part fish and part shark, the Callorhinchus milli is unique, being a Chimaera. The Elephant Shark/Fish/Ghost Fish has a skeleton of cartilage like sharks and rays, they have only one gill opening, are minus denticles, and their teeth are…

Nudibranch

Adding to the trend of “going nude” at the beach, is one of my favourite creatures, the Nudibranch. As per those at the Whites Beach and the Pt Addis area, “Nudi’s” come in all shapes and sizes; with some being microscopic, far…

Beach-washed Treasures - Shark Eggs

What looks like a mini seaweed purse but is more exciting? It’s likely to be an egg case that has washed ashore from certain sharks, or from skates and chimaera, after the young has hatched, much like this one last week. There are a few…