Big critters everywhere!

A mixed weekend of weather didn’t impact the perfect conditions beneath the glassy surface of Cabbage Tree Bay. Visibility of some 15m is unusually clear for the reserve and heaps to see. The abundance of sharks still prevails with port Jackson and crested horn sharks patrolling reef and sand looking for partners. Ornate wobbegongs lurk (because that’s what sharks do according to the media) under rocky overhangs and watch the divers swim past.

A solitary eastern rock lobster scurried across the sand and under a rock ledge, quite possibly the only live one I have ever seen in the reserve. You often spot discarded shells but rarely live ones.

A couple of sick looking stripey catfish hung around the sand flats but there were a number of different nudibranch species around too.


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