Southern Pygmy Leatherjacket

While my dive buddy was busy wrestling her GoPro back from an eleven armed seastar this little guy was swimming around her content it was hiding in plain sight. It was being as cute as it was being ridiculous. On a typical southern coastline dive you will often come across a pygmy leatherjacket hiding next […]

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Anticipating 2020

I want to wish everyone out there a wonderful and prosperous 2020. May your hard work or just simple good fortune bring you joy and prosperity. To all those battling the Australian bushfires either as volunteers or defending your homes, 2020 may start out rough but please stay strong and know our thoughts are with […]

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Face 2 Face

Just imagine being two inches tall, opening your eyes, turning on your torch and coming face to face with … Assuming you are still with me you’d quickly become entranced by those amazing blue-green opalesque eyes and what at first seemed ugly becomes beautiful. You can spot a gurnard perch from quite a distance at […]

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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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