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Post  liquidg 27th June 2013, 9:07 am

A lovely sunny day greeted some of us to meet up for a really good low tide to hunt for part of our fish food mixes, some benthic invertebrates for seeding purposes, some algae forms and a few sponges.
As usual our club president and myself got some pics of the more common corals and general life forms as we went along.
The ocean is getting a bit cold now so the trips will become sparse in numbers due to the increasing shiver factor.

This is sadly a turtle so covered with algae and its flippers were chewed it could not easily swim away and seemed quite sick, maybe it has ingested something by mistake.
What seemed strange was that this is quite a small turtle at around 12 inches and we were all surprised that it was trying to live a life in such shallow in shore line waters.
We thought they were supposed to achieve these early years in the open ocean, well we thought so any way?
All we could do was send it on its way as it bumped into things and then just stopped there, it really needed help, but to do this it would mean getting it some where like sea world and then we may run fowl of the law in some way by taking a turtle out of the ocean and home into one of our large tubs for sea world or similar to pick up, who knows?
By the looks of things it didn’t have many days left and there is no way you would find it again in such an area.
Low tide walk, second one for June. Turtle-_zpsc7121715

We got a couple of pieces of this sponge, to see how it would go in a reef tank as well.
Low tide walk, second one for June. Sponge-1-_zps73b1d7d0

A few random coral photos.
Low tide walk, second one for June. Coral-9-_zpsccfd1c5c

Low tide walk, second one for June. Coral-8-_zps6b0e8c11

Low tide walk, second one for June. Coral-6-_zps2afb5d85

Low tide walk, second one for June. Coral-5-_zps98128a98
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Low tide walk, second one for June. Coral-4-_zps11c957b4

Low tide walk, second one for June. Coral-3-_zpsed1d6b11

Low tide walk, second one for June. Coral-2-_zps9eb97fd8

A few the algae types seen that were quite interesting.
Low tide walk, second one for June. Algae-5-_zps6e7d2bda

Low tide walk, second one for June. Algae-4-_zps1a75c13d

Low tide walk, second one for June. Algae-2-_zps13de145c


Some of the acan variations seen as we walked along.
Low tide walk, second one for June. Acan-7-_zpsb266bfb8

Low tide walk, second one for June. Acan-6-_zpsaa79b018

Low tide walk, second one for June. Acan-5-_zps37664c58

Low tide walk, second one for June. Acan-4--_zps4085539f

Low tide walk, second one for June. Acan-3-_zpsaa04ec94

Low tide walk, second one for June. Acan-2-_zps9a9dbf6b

Low tide walk, second one for June. Acan-1-_zpsfb838589

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