Port Jackson sharks are very similar to Crested Horn sharks, most easily distinguished by the differences in the shape of the ridge on the head above their eye. Body colourations are subtly different too. Their breeding season has just begun and males cruise along the reefs looking for love. The recent storm has moved huge amounts of sand in the reserve and rocks covered in sponges stand proud again where once the sand threatened to engulf.
A giant cuttlefish stopped for a photo and my dive buddy Matt found a rare weedy seadragon hiding amongst the seaweed. It’s great to see these fish slowly reappearing after an absence of 5 years or more.
The water might be cold and murky but there is still so much to see.