This little patch of lichen was on rocks just above the high tide mark.
It would have been getting full sun for most of the day and in spite of it's soft fluid appearance it was really quite tough.
It was surrounded by other lichens, one that looked like splattered white paint and one which was very black and even tougher.
About 50mm across.
Maybe Caloplaca thallincola ??
These were growing in a small nature reserve on a rocky shoreline just inside the mouth of WesternPort.
Greenish brown-algae made of strings of hollow, water-filled, round beads on a short stalk. Each bead has a smooth surface except for an even array of tiny tubercules (containing reproductive cells) and is about 12-15mm diameter. The strings might be up to 200mm long and many strings may grow from a single base.
Sometimes called sea grapes.
A tiny mottled brown and grey spider, suspended in a delicate web beneath a lily leaf, immediately becomes a pyramidal lump when disturbed. Camouflage or mimicry of some sort? Approximately 10mm.
Suburban back yard.
Previously named Uloborus congregabilis. Common on Australias east coast. Quite variable in pattern and colour. As the name suggests these spiders appear communally forming many orb type webs attached to each other.