This blog contains photos, mainly taken during diving around Perth and other parts of Western Australia, with occasional other locations thrown in. This header photograph was taken during a trip to Sipadan Island off the coast of Borneo. It shows a Grey Reef Shark disappearing into the gloom, which drops to around 600 metres deep - I was at around 30 metres!!
Friday, 21 October 2011
Blue Boxfish - Juvenile
This is typical of the bottom at 32 metres on one of the reefs NW of Hillarys Marina in Perth Western Australia. The little Blue Boxfish starts life as quite an orange colour which gradually changes as it gets older. The older males are quite blue and the females a duller yellowish/green. Blue Boxfish are often seen on the reefs around Western Australia and are also known as Smooth and Robust Boxfish. They are poisonous and should not be eaten - probably too cute to consider eating!!