Wednesday, November 11, 2009

#21: Seahorses, pipefish, squid, octopus and more from the South Australian coast

I headed to a new location along the South Australian coast with a local expert to see if I could find some more leafy sea dragons. Unfortunately, the first dive of the day yielded no leafy seadragons, but we were able to spot two other syngnathids--This short-snouted seahorse (Hippocampus breviceps) and this pipefish

Seahorse (Photo: Jeremy Brodt)

Pipefish (Photo: Jeremy Brodt)

I did a night dive at a spot that is renowned for its spectacular nocturnal species and I wasn't disappointed. It was likely one of the most spectacular dives of the trip. I saw striped pyjama squid (Sepioloidea lineolata).

Pyjama squid (Photo: Jeremy Brodt)

There were lots of hatchling blue ring octopus (Hapalochlaena lunulata) that were likely only a few days old.

Juvenile blue ring octopus (Photo: Jeremy Brodt)

and this pipefish hiding in the grass.

Pipefish (Photo: Jeremy Brodt)


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