Free diving photos in April 2010.

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Free diving photos in April 2010.

Post  liquidg on 26th April 2011, 12:34 pm

We headed out in the boat a few times and the area we go to for these always has some magnificent clams and corals to see in very easy shallow water again,with a stack of life to appreciate.

We had several storms at times; myself and the guys were all in the water most of the time any way and all our stuff was under cover, so who cares.

During April there was excellent vis, very warm water and what was a little strange was there were more than you could count of juvenile banana wrasse, it happens and a part from anything else around the area, oh and lots of juvenile Picasso triggers as well.

Always a top sunrise for us


Smooth water on one day


on some trips we would not have nice weather


Danny at back of the boat keen to get in.


Purple acro


clams seen on trips






always many crispas around


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Post  fishnthings on 28th April 2011, 5:03 am

Nice to see some new diving threads on the forum liquidg.
looks like that flooding you guys had up there did not effect the marine life with all those juveniles about .

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Post  liquidg on 28th April 2011, 9:19 am

The outer reefs are booming because of the phytoplankton resulting from the rubbish pushed out to sea, but not enough to overly reduce the salinity.
The estuaries are virtually all dead from the rains, there are only two in the south east that retained some life,but even that most divers wouldnít realise what is not there that should be.

These rains from late last year to recently killed so much life,with that life you could start several oceans.
All the new stuff starting their liveís as planktonic sized creatures and nearly all marine life starts that way, it was killed off in close in due to low salinity, freshwater from the rain floats on the surface for a time, where the plankton is concentrated, especially phytoplankton that makes most of earths oxygen and is the beginning of the food food chain for all marine life.

The turbulence mixes the freshwater with the salt eventually, reducing the parts per million of salt, for a while.
In the estuaries and the in close reefs,(the reefs we went to the other day are 37 klms out, they are booming),the life that has tried to start life in the structures or the sand in the estuaries can not move, they are predated on, so they swim at their spot as the freshwater comes down the river pushing the salt water back out to sea, marine fish can not live in freshwater unless they are brackish species of course and thatís some time limited to what they can stand as well.

They become overly hydrated, different bacteria attacks them as with the parasites they have no defence against,change in PH on their gills,lots of issues for them in freshwater, they than become disorientated and swim where they shouldnít ,if they arenít dead yet and get predated on, thatís why after lots of rains there are good catches at river mouths, those brackish fish are there to eat not just other food chain stuff, they eat the angel fish,chaetodons,shrimp and so on.

Sorry, I tend to rave sometimes out of frustration, not with you necessarily, I have been into the ocean,lol,in so many ways for forty years now and the oceans are dieing, not really dieing persay,they are more so changing and the changes have been very apparent over the years.

And not for the better either,in so many ways because of over population of us,no other eason, not the taking of life from the sea or anchors as such,that has nothing to do with the main problem out there, they are just easy to blame and most of the population that has no idea and follows along, but the thing that is causing the degrading of our oceans,as the marine conservation society replied in a email to me after I got a little annoyed with one of them once,a fair while back,(thatís in the to hard basket!)

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