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 Post subject: Blue Morwong?
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2013, 22:39 
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Hey guys was out in Port Philip Bay over the new year and saw what I now believe to be a blue mowie. He/She was only a pup at about 20 odd CM and was not too fussed about my presence in the clear shallow water, as was swimming with the usual suspects. My doubt about the identification lies in the distinct bright blue markings on the lateral line and black spots on it's tail, also did not notice the distinct long pectoral fin, not to say it was not their. All other features are consistent with the blue morwong... Or at least a morning species...
So does it sound like a blue morning spliced to other morning species?
And if so how rare is it that they come onto the bay in the wormer water?

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Morwong?
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2013, 22:44 
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Trent and myself saw a small queen snapper in the area that you frequent, do a google search on it Steve


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 Post subject: Re: Blue Morwong?
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2013, 22:49 
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Yea cheers watto, didn't think they came down this far south!

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Morwong?
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2013, 22:50 
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I've got no idea what morning species are or blue morning.

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Morwong?
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2013, 22:54 
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I would say auto correct on iPhone Greg.


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 Post subject: Re: Blue Morwong?
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2013, 23:06 
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Auto correct the culprit...

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Morwong?
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2013, 23:08 
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Did fish have dark blotch just below centre of lateral line?

Juveniles in both blues and queens have this blotch but its more prominent in queens

Queen juveniles have blue lines on body

Not sure about black spots on tail.

Distribution is right for a queen as Watto said

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Morwong?
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2013, 23:13 
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I do recall hearing of someone smacking a couple of queens out wide off a mornington peninsula BB in a national title a few years back.


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 Post subject: Re: Blue Morwong?
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2013, 23:14 
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That explains why I'd not heard of them. I figured it was just an uncommon common name for something I'd know .

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Morwong?
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2013, 23:21 
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Geez Greg don't you have an iPhone like all the cool kids on the block? ;)


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