Noarlunga Gorgonian

At a glance you could be excused for thinking this shot was taken on some exotic tropical reef. Certainly gorgonian corals often feature in deep tropical reef locations but they are just as at home here in our South Australian cold to temperate waters as in the tropics. I first found gorgonian corals many years […]

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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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Super Cute Surprise

What a super cute way to herald in a New Year of diving; my first ever sighting of a short-head seahorse, Hippocampus breviceps at Rapid Bay. There is no reason why I should not have seen a seahorse under Rapid Bay Jetty in the hundreds of dives I have enjoyed here. I just haven’t. Even […]

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