Southern Bluespot Flathead

Yesterday I took a step back in time to dive with a bunch of mates I have not dived with for more than decade. I’ll write more about my experience in another post but for now here is one of the critters we discovered lazing on the deck of the barge (the wreck of the […]

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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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The Dragon Is In The Detail

I used to to take great delight in finding a leafy seadragon for other divers, then watching, waiting and counting how long it took them to separate creature from its environment. Here in the sea grass you would think that they would be easy to spot compared to the yellow or brown algae. Actually I […]

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