Blood Moon Underbelly

First it was billed as the lunar astronomical event of the year, a full super-moon, blood-moon lunar eclipse. Then the forecasters told of doom and gloom as all of Southern Australia was to be covered by spectacle smothering wet blanket of high altitude cloud. We canceled our planned trip to a favorite dark sky lookout […]

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A View to a View to a View to a View

A View to a View to a View to a View It begins looking out over a eucalyptus tree line falling away from the the summit of Mount Lofty, the highest place in the region. Soon the detailed structure of leaves, branches and trunks transitions to a rolling velvety green of the Adelaide foothills. Beyond […]

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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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