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What Lies Beneath

Join me as I explore the unique and interesting creatures that lie beneath our shores.

What started out as being a day out scuba diving off Jervis Bay ended up being one of those once in a lifetime moments as this massive Sunfish swam past diver Nicholas Watkins.

Some interesting facts. Sunfish love to sunbathe and can weigh more than a car

They lay more eggs than any other animal, up to 300,000,000 eggs at one time (wikipedia search)

The German term for a sunfish is Schwimmender Kopf, meaning “swimming head,” a pretty apt description of their appearance. The Polish name for sunfish is samogłów, or “head alone.

Sunfish generally hang out at depths of 160 to 650 feet, but they can dive much deeper on occasion. In one study, scientists recorded a sunfish diving more than 2600 feet below the surface.

Singing Humpbacks

Crank up the volume and listen to the beautiful sounds of some of the humpback whales we had the pleasure of diving with in Tonga.

Click on the link to check out the best of Diving with Humpbacks

Smiley the Porcupinefish

I can only say how weird it was snorkelling off Burraneer Point and coming across this very happy family of Porcupinefish

Australia's Largest Stingray in World's Whitest Sand

Check out the beautiful visual display when Australia's largest stingray emerges from being buried in the worlds whitest sand.

Bluey the Groper

Crested Horn V's Port Jackson Shark

For years these sharks were known to me as Port Jackson sharks however I have learnt over the years that there are indeed two species which may look similar but in actual fact are different.

Soldier Crabs Take Over Beach

Fur Seal Vs Sea Lion

Coffin Ray gives Electric Shock

Great Whites in Oz

Take a boat trip out from Port Lincoln in Sth Australia for the experience to dive with one of the most feared sharks of the Sea

Australian Freshwater Turtles

Blue-Ringed Octopus

Despite their small size the Blue-Ringed Octopus is recognised as one of the world's most venomous marine animals and potentially fatal.

Fiddler Crabs

Octopus's Garden

Did you know that an octopus is actually a highly intelligent creature with some very unusual attributes.I hope you enjoy this little fun video I filmed in the Rock Pool at Kiama.

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