AUSTRALASIAN Temperate Ocean

The various invertebrates underneath the chilly temperate waters of New Zealand and southern Australia...

Phylum Cnidaria: Corals and Sea Jellies

Order Antipatharia: Black Corals

Antipathella (previously Antipathes) fiordensis, 'Black Coral' (Milford Sound Observatory, New Zealand).

Phylum Annelida

Class Polychaeta

Order Sabellida

Protula sp. (Milford Sound Underwater Observatory, New Zealand).

Phylum Echinodermata: 'Sea Stars', 'Sea Cucumbers' etc

Family Asteriidae

Coscinasterias calamaria, 'Eleven-armed Sea-star' (Milford Sound Observatory, New Zealand). Found along southern Australia and New Zealand shores. 

Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions and Australia with Coral Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.