Alien Encounter

If scuba diving is a privileged opportunity to experience critters hidden from our world then scuba diving at night takes it into a different, almost alien, world altogether. Strange creatures come out from their secret nooks to search and hunt for prey. Sea lice and phytoplankton swarm dive lights like insects to headlights. Strange creaks, […]

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Of Dogs and Hermit Crabs

What do dogs and hermit crabs have in common? I wonder what kind of answers I’d get if I strolled down a typical busy shopping mall and asked random passers-by this question? Well to start with, dogs and hermit crabs have two eyes. Perhaps you could even draw some tenuous connection between kennels and shells. […]

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Electric Squid

Our Rapid Bay night dive was meant to be about little critters, especially nudibranchs smaller than half my little finder but when this Southern Calamari (Sepioteuthis australis) came into my view I was suitably distracted. In fact I was so distracted in the strong current that I had drifted 70m or more from the jetty […]

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