Free dive and low tide walk, first one for June 2013.

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Free dive and low tide walk, first one for June 2013.

Post  liquidg on 27th June 2013, 9:03 am

Now that it is getting a bit cold for free diving, the trips will be reduced in numbers from now on as we concentrate more so on other activities.
This trip had a boat load head out for the whole day and it was a top day.
We had smooth seas, reasonable vis and all found some thing nice for our aquariums.

The day started off with a nice sunrise.


A little rain as we headed out as seen with this rainbow. After that shower it was fine all day.


We had to contend with some rough water.


Plenty of xmas tree and soft tubed-tube worms †to see.








A very common species of shellfish here, the stromb shell fish.


Another very common shell fish is the cone shellfish.


Millions of banded shrimp as we swam along.


The ocean here and there was covered with sea grass in massive amounts


Plenty of goose-lepas anserifera-barnacles washed up.




Thousands of baby tailor hiding in the rock pools.


A type of herring common in these rock pools.


A friendly eel showing its healthy teeth display.


This annoyed cuttle fish is obviously not happy with us there.


Our pres found a very chunky painted Cray near the rock pools.


A couple of the variations of shore rock pool crabs.




A chunky bristle worm.


A dice box fish just for a pic,no one wanted any.


The larger of the two sabre tooth blennies that were mating.


A lawn mower blenny face in rock pool.


It and another two came home with us.


Heaps of blue ascidians to be seen.


A single shore-actinia australlensis-anemone,a nice auzy anemone.
Only found in the heart of the Australian east coast from the southern barrier reef to approximately Newcastle in NSW.

A cluster of them


Some of the algae forms seen of many!
Caulerpa brachypus.


Caulerpa peltatta.


Sea lettuce-ulva.


A couple of flexible coralline algae.




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A couple of photosynthetic sponge species for the aquariums.
This one is toxic and should handled carefully due to the toxins it may expel once in the aquarium. They settle down and they are fine and carry out great nutrient importing.

This one is not toxic.


This was the sunset while we headed home


The lights as we were nearing the boat ramp.


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Post  liquidg on 27th June 2013, 1:15 pm

Look at what our pres has done,this is one of the pics from the thread.
This photo is a true work of art!
Any one else see why this is brilliant?


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Post  finfan on 27th June 2013, 3:54 pm

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Great pics mate- thanks for sharing, you got some really nice photos there. I particularly like the pool of anemones.-- they are cool.

That pic Danny took looks like its volcanic rock - floating near the surface of a shallow pool - very cool looking effect Shocked

Excellent stuff

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Post  liquidg on 28th June 2013, 9:05 am

Mate that pic was taken in a shallow pool of around 10 inches of water with sand below and some foam on top of the water.
The barnacles are attached to pumic and it is just hovering between the sand to the top of the water and there is a shadow above and below.
Thatís what makes it a great pic,it is sort of no where, but with a shadow above and below on nothing that is definable?

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