Collecting trip Saturday 6th February 2010

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Post  Admin on 6th February 2010, 11:26 am

Originally we were going to the gold coast and if it wasn’t for the high swells and dirty water down there it would have been the spot to go to for us, instead a message was sent and only a few wanted to go as it is a bit hard on Saturdays for most of us to get wet, plus the weather was supposed to turn to mush on Sunday and really pour with rain.

The boat trip day started off as good as you could get than half way to the spot it teamed down, lucky we had our wets suits on by then because it is a pain to put on a dry wetsuit on wet skin, no matter it fined up and was a wonderful day.

The largest amounts of certain species would have to be the Semicirclulatus, dice box fish, tangs and clown fish, these varieties were every where.

There were 5 clowns in this huge green bubble anemone there at around 30 feet, which is why it is still there, most people wont try much at that depth so it may be one to check out each time for a while along with clown rock, a rock with 7 bubble anemones at this spot as well with 9 clowns living in them.

All up there were over thirty clowns seen and none taken.

The average depth we were free diving to was 15 to 40 feet and the most life was at around 20 feet.

The tide change was a small one between high and low so the current was very minimal so we just drifted along looking for something we wanted and there were heaps of them.

The pics are just a few of what was gotten and there were 30 videos taken but you can only put so much on the net with out it using heaps of broadband credit.

This is how calm and relaxing it was on the day and vis of 10 to 15 metres and at least 26c temp in the water.

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This is a very pretty Damsel and not very nasty either.
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This is normally a very pretty chromis as it has blue and green on it but not for the camera today and is indemic to the lord how island area.

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It got so annoying that there were so many semis that one had to be caught just to reduce them,lol.

This one was part of the slightly deeper ones at 30 plus feet,they were as thick as a brick down there.

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Some of the many adult fish and pretty little juveniles of varied species for Dannys tank.

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As usual there were a ton of tube worms there,the pics are of a couple,mostly there were purple ones.

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One of the extremely rare wobbies here?? normally there are one per 2 metres here there are so many of these sharks.

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There is and old bench seat here and a lazy clubbie is on it having a rest,collecting makes you very tired.

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Just a couple fish for dinner picked off as we went along.

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A few videos of the day.


Semicirculatus,one of about 19 seen.

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Pinneapple fish.

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A cute little akindynos clown in its radianthus and a cluster of yellow tube worms under it.

There were so many clowns on the day it was rediculas,none were bothered with though.

There was a medium sized latezonatus very strangely in a small trapped water area out of the lower tide that we were in that early before hight tide,it was just 2 feet deep and out of the oceans regular movement,its weird it hasnt been collected yet,its at least 6 to 10 months old,that video will be used in the water sports and local sea life section later on.

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One of a pair of barred gobies,they were so friendly,this is the female,not as trusting as the big male which was only an inch or two away from your Dannys hand and nearly had the catch bag sat on it in 2 metres of water while it got the stirred up inverts to eat,nice fish.

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A school of squid and a couple of the millions of cute juvenile tangs.

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