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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Pyjama Love

This is the kind of image I could show my mother and she’d be none the wiser as to what she was looking at. If she really knew what was going on here she’d probably blush and respond with a ‘that’s nice dear’. These Lined Dumpling Squid ,also know as Pyjama Squid (Sepioloidea lineolata), are […]

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Abalone on the Menu

I have photographed hunting Blacklip Abalone (Haliotis rubra), at Port Noarlunga before and commented on their utterly mad night time appearance of green eyes, tentacles and snailfish encrusted shell. Observing images like this afterwards is always an eye opening lesson in observation for me. While photographing this guy, all I noticed as the abalone made […]

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Benny

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 […]

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Medusa

Can you just imagine for a moment at the end of each tentacle a pair of eyes, a mouth and fangs!? Good thing it’s not Medusa or I might have become too heavy to swim back to the surface again. Anemones are usually associated tropical waters, large masses of waving tentacles and cute little anemone […]

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