Cinnamon Scroll

Prowling the sandy bottom between the sea-grass beds of Rapid Bay, the carnivorous undulate volute (Amoria undulata) is on the hunt for other mollusks. Up close that beautiful spiral shell reminds me of cinnamon scrolls while from a distance a tiny Dyson vacuum cleaner. Volutes were plentiful during our recent night dive under Rapid Bay […]

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Black Beauty

Marine images of shellfish are not high on the list of glamorous marine subjects. True, most shellfish find it hard to capture attention the way sharks, whales, brightly coloured reef fish and any number of other fascinating marine creatures do though there are exceptions. The first time I came upon a Black Cowry (Zoila friendii) […]

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Mollusc City

This is where all the mollusc action is happening! A top shell (Phasianella australis), closely followed by a small whelk is about to summit the razorfish (Pinna bicolor) while the small abalone and tube shells have made a permanent home there. Not to miss out a few sponges, algae and barnacles have also joined the […]

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