Alien Seed

These enigmatic and almost unnerving sponges around Edithburgh Jetty seem to me like some ancient sentinel lifeform left to observe the passage of evolution. When I think of them in that way it no longer seems strange that these are animals, not plants, and that it is more than likely that this sentinel began its […]

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Another World

This hand sized fan worm is one of the many spectacular creatures that inhabit our local waters. I say local but it really is another world altogether. It looks like a plant; like some exotic miniature palm tree. This guy however is a worm which builds a tubular casing away from its supporting structure so […]

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Medusa

Can you just imagine for a moment at the end of each tentacle a pair of eyes, a mouth and fangs!? Good thing it’s not Medusa or I might have become too heavy to swim back to the surface again. Anemones are usually associated tropical waters, large masses of waving tentacles and cute little anemone […]

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