January 6, 2003
From: Bill Rudman
700 kilometres north-east of Sydney, Lord Howe Island has a fascinating blend of tropical and temperate marine life, including the most southerly coral reef in the world. Ian Hutton, a resident naturalist on the island for many years, has sent me a collection of opisthobranch photographs from the island, for identification. With his permission I am including them on the Forum. I am posting the first record today. Unfortunately there is little accompanying data with the photos but they give an interesting glimpse of the fauna, which like coastal New South Wales, is a mixture of widespread tropical species and species endemic to parts of the eastern Australian coast. Have a look at the Lord Howe Island page for further information.