As the mercury pushes 40 degrees in Sydney, the coolest place to be is underwater right now and since my last post, the tropical EAC eddy off the coast has delivered many new tropical fish to the aquatic reserve.
There haven’t been a huge number of tropical visitors so far this year, but today I noticed many that you don’t typically see until the end of Mar/Apr.
The golden-headed sleeper goby sifts sand through its gills with a goatfish it has befriended. A keyhole angelfish grazes through the cunjevoi, where a tiny green moray tried to conceal itself. Tiny juvenile Arrow gobies play amongst schools of eastern hulafish.
A dwarf lionfish revealed itself stalking juvenile fish around a rock outcrop, and then Shelly the turtle appeared to say hello. This turtle needs a beak clean judging by the growth visible on its upper “lip”.
What a great way to cool the blood on a scorching hot day!