Record (Lizard Island Field Guide)

Record details

species: Oikopleura sp
Observed by Katie Moorhead
Sat, 2 Nov 2019 12:00:00

Location details

  • Lizard Island, Queensland

  • Clam Garden

  • Marine specimens found at a depth between 3 m and 5 metres.

Details about the specimens

  • 5,000 specimens. (accurate to within 3,000)
  • specimens alive when found.
  • specimens alive at end of the observation process.
  • specimens left in natural environment.
  • The record does not indicate whether reproduction was occurring.

"Thousands" of gelatinous/mucus balls on bottom and in water column. About 10% had a yellow animal inside. Andre Rerekura has some photos and video. Anne Hoggett visited same site the following day, only a few empty, broken mucus balls in water column.