Bedtime Lair

Here amid the myriad of small cave structures of Noarlunga Reef sleeps another of ‘Porties’ local resident species, a Port Jackson shark, Heterodontus portusjacksoni. While doing some camera tests on the weekend I found myself peering into all the dark places I could find attempting to capture images without strobe lighting. Caves, nooks and ledges […]

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Fish

When is a fish not a fish? When Lucy Dugan wrote about ‘fish’ she described a dad’s affection for his daughter as ‘the catch of the day’. When Nicole Mickle brought her ‘fish’ into life like bronze relief the expression was just as obscure. So here she is, a little ‘fish’ at the head of […]

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Woodstock

The ocean is filled with monsters. I remember when I could count my years on two hands spending holidays with extended family at a little coastal village called Port Parham. A particular aspect of this shallow coastal location is being able to go out fishing way off the beach wearing nothing but shorts, a jumper […]

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Schoolies

There is always a school or two … or three of Yellowtail Scad (Trachurus novaezelandiae) cruising in and around the pylons under the old Rapid Bay Jetty. Not so common is to find them out on the adjacent seagrass beds. It must schoolies week for Yellowtail Scad. Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Schoolies’, 1/160s f/8 ISO160 15mm

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