Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Blue-ring octopus with hatching eggs

Ray Trezise took lots of photos, such as this one, of a female blue-ring octopus with her eggs. A baby blue-ring can be seen hatching from one of the eggs in some of the photos. The newly hatched baby octopus can then be seen swimming alone in some photos. A collection of these photos can be seen at http://picasaweb.google.com.au/stevereynolds600/BlueRingOctopusWithHatchingEggs

Monday, May 4, 2009

Scuba swim at Second Valley again

I managed to get wet again after a 3 week hiatus. Tried to find Lasseter's Reef without success so returned to swim near the jetty. Viz wasn't great but took a few photos and videos anyway. Some of the photos can be seen at http://picasaweb.google.com.au/stevereynolds600/SecondValley. Two videos can be seen on YouTube. The large school of zebra fish that we saw can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTYHZgAdCls. A cryptic cuttlefish can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWIG-PWZyDg&feature=channel. Somebody's "Marino Rocks Snorkel" can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyDbTCOy1Os&NR=1. I must mention that there are still no signs warning of the spearfishing ban at Second Valley. Check out the YouTube video about the now-demolished boat sheds at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T76awUKROQ&feature=related.