News 2015
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Submitted 19 September
Deep water klipfish in the Atlantic!
SURG member Guido Zsilavecz, who has been on the lookout for this elusive species, couldn't believe his eyes when he spotted something move in multi-coloured seafans which looked very much like a deep reef klipfish. A bit of careful searching revealed it, and it was indeed that! This species was up to now only known from False Bay and further east
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Submitted 19 September
Pink Lady in the Atlantic!
SURG member Guido Zsilavecz spotted this little nudibranch at Star Walls, in the Atlantic. First thinking it was a different species, on looking at it at home, he realized it was the Pink Lady, which was only known from False Bay east. On enquiring with fellow SURG members, Georgina Jones found a photo taken at Vulcan rock in 2014, and Guido one in 2011 at Oudekraal. This confirms the range extension for this species.
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Submitted 6 September
Stalked trumpet jelly
SURG member Guido Zsilavecz spotted this unusual species at Castle Rocks, and then a few days later Carel v.d. Colff also spots one, at Pyramid!
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Submitted 6 August 2015
Cape conger at Long Beach
Carel v.d. Colff spotted this eel at Long Beach during a night dive. More known from much deeper areas, especially wrecks, this is quite unusual!
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Submitted 2 August 2015
The kelp-dwelling nudibranch complex and mystery
Carel v.d. Colff was the first to notice some tiny nudibranchs on the frongs of kelp, where they congregated between a lattice of hydroids, and laying eggs. This led to a more intensive search by various people, with the result that several different species were found! And then, as suddenly as they appeared, they disappeared again...
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Submitted 4 July
Goniodoris brunnea at Long Beach
This unusual nudibranch was found by SURG member Guido Zsilavecz at the barge at Long Beach.
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Submitted 24 May
Corambe sp.!
While searching for other kelp-dwelling nudibranch species (see entry further up), SURG member Guido Zsilavecz finally found this most elusive species: Corambe sp.
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Submitted 2 December 2014
Tiger catshark at Long Beach
Carel v.d. Colff saw this, in Cape Town, rare species. As with most previous sightings, it was at Long Beach.
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