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, 7 October 2011
This species of Leatherjacket is sometimes seen on Three Mile Reef off the coast of Perth, where this shot was taken. Leatherjackets have a large poisonous spine just behind its head, and care has to be taken when handling them. The spine is usually folded down, as in this case, but when the fish becomes agitated it raises the spine. The markings on its side make it easy to guess how it got its name.