Sunday, 13 January 2013

Sergeant Baker (Male)

The shot was taken on the Gemini dive wreck on 31 December 12, which is described two posts ago. This species is very common on the reefs around Perth in Western Australia and are often caught by fishermen, but they are not good eating.  This is a typical pose - they lie on the bottom looking very alert, as if on sentry duty! The elongated dorsal fin ray is indicative of an adult male.


  1. You have some lovely shots - it seems very beautiful to dive around there. I've been off of San Diego, nowhere near as pretty.

    1. Hi Joe,

      Thanks for looking at my Blog. I'm sure you would enjoy the diving here in Perth and it gets better the further north you go up the coast of Western Australia ending at Exmouth, which rivals the Great Barrier Reef. We have a few problems though, as you can see in my post of 6th December when I was circled by a 4 metre Great White Shark for several minutes!!