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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Blue-Ringed Denizen

The Blue-Ringed Octopus, Hapalochlaena maculosa, has one of the deadliest toxins of all sea creatures! Its venomous bite can easily kill a human despite its diminutive size of less than 12cm. Fortunately human deaths are very rare as long as effective treatment is close at hand. Edithburgh has a large population of these fascinating critters […]

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Octopus Love Triangle

Filmed under Port Hughes Jetty, South Australia this amazing display of octopus mating behavior with one male defending his access to a female against another male’s advances was an unexpected surprise. I shared this extraordinary encounter with diving friends Alex Sutandio, Mike Rowlands and Robert Paton. Sound thanks to ‘Bensound’ www.bensound.com

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Bluey

The Blue Ringed Octopus, Hapalochlaena maculosa, is one of the deadliest creatures in the sea with a venomous bite that can kill a human. Normally they are not seen during the day so a night dive under Edithburgh Jetty is a good way to find one if you really want to. On this particular dive […]

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