Thursday, November 23, 2006

If I was as calm as the weather

Somehow I must have been very confused. I left my socks at home, and found that I had brought the camera housing, but not the camera. Still, I had an excellent hour in an extremely flat sea, visibility reaching about 7 meters. Only it got a it colder, and I may soon have to wear my full size 3mm suit. I tried to find the octopus again, but had no luck.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

First Octopus in Lobster Bay

After continuous rain for two days, I had expected worse. Water was just slightly colder, and visibility was good. There were more larger particles in the water, but overall good.
After slightly over one hour, I was on my way home, and stumbled across this medium sized Octopus, in only 2,5 meters. Lucky it moved, I might easily have missed it.
The sky was still very overcast, and the camera had problems focusing (which happens often and is quite annoying). Anyhow, I was happy to see a new species at this spot.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

back again

After weeks of abstinence, yesterday was my first day at Lobster Bay. Visibility was good, around 5 meters. There were less fish than expected, overall sea life was calmer. I expected the water to be slightly colder, so I brought a 3mm shorty, and felt very toasty. Only the sky was overcast, so I could not take any ambient light pictures. I wanted to go again today, but constant rain made it less attractive, and probably ruined visibility.

This cannot really give credit to the visibility, which was great.
The Marbled Rockfish has a visitor.
A Marbled Rockfish (Sebastiscus marmoratus), note the white spikes of the dorsal fins.