Rapid Bay Jetty Leafies

10 months 4 weeks ago #302926 by AB
AB created the topic: Rapid Bay Jetty Leafies
First destination on our recent South Australian dive safari was to Rapid Bay Jetty, famous for it's Leafy Seadragons. It was hot as we geared up and we were happy we'd bought a trolley along to cart the heavy stuff to the entry point at the end of the fisherman's pier. From there a submerged platform allows an easy entry for a short swim to the old Jetty.

Vis wasn't fantastic, and there was lots of fluffy algal growth, but the jetty is always interesting. We found 4 leafys early in the dives, one a pregnant male. It was difficult to film in the girder structure the Leafys were hiding in, and there was plenty of floating particles.

After the Leafies, we encountered a Giant Boarfish, which was a new species for us, and an odd Magpie Morning with a hole through it's body!

Video here: vimeo.com/199531989

Alan

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