The Tasmanian Blenny, (Parablennius tasmanianus), is one of those wonderful little critters which can make you smile or even laugh underwater.

Cute, cheeky and full of attitude they will play peek-a-boo with a diver and camera for as long as your patience or tolerance to cold water will last.

This little guy had a cosy little niche in a jetty pylon under Edithburgh Jetty surrounded by a garden of corals, sponges, scallops and algae. The best part for him is that the garden looks after itself!

Next time you spot a blenny on a dive take the time to have a little fun with it. I am sure you will end up with a grin behind your mask.

Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Benny’, 1/100s f/14 ISO400 50mm

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