Seacliff Choir

Sunday’s dive on Seacliff Reef had some of the best visibility I have seen here in our local waters for months. There was almost no need for the sounder as the bottom was perfectly clear 12 meters down beneath the boat.

I wished I’d brought a wide angle setup for this dive as the underwater landscape across the reef was just wonderful with schooling old wives, leatherjackets, dusky morwongs and silver drummer, to name just a few of the usual suspects.

Here atop a sea sponge outcrop, a community of blue throat ascidians (Clavelina australis) with mouths agape relish in the clean cold waters of the incoming tide.

They almost look like they are singing.

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