Category: marine

The water’s clear and cool #marineexplo…

The water's clear and cool #marineexplorer

The water’s clear and cool #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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I spent 1 hr 45 mins in the clear winter waters of Clifton Gardens, Sydney Harbour… temp was an invigorating 15C. Two piece 7 mm wettie with hood worked a treat. It kept me warm, although extremities had stopped sending signals back some time during the dive. It was a while before I could make coffee back at the car.

Two cuttles and a barnacle – Sepia plangon #m…

Two cuttles and a barnacle - Sepia plangon #marineexplorer

Two cuttles and a barnacle – Sepia plangon #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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Clifton Gardens, Sydney Harbour

Every day’s a bad hair day. Striate ang…

Every day's a bad hair day. Striate anglerfish - Antennarius striatus #marineexplorer

Every day’s a bad hair day. Striate anglerfish – Antennarius striatus #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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Clifton Gardens, Sydney Harbour

Sand wave pattern #marineexplorer by John Tur…

Sand wave pattern #marineexplorer

Sand wave pattern #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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Congwong beach. Hard to get a sense of scale in this shot… is that a man or a mollusc?

Back to nature – Rusty anchor #marineexplorer…

Back to nature - Rusty anchor #marineexplorer

Back to nature – Rusty anchor #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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Unlike plastics which persist in the environment for hundreds of years, many other materials are re-claimed by nature in a relatively short time. This anchor, presumably galvanised when new, is being broken down and colonised by algae and invertebrates. Bare Island

Sponge garden at Bare Is #marineexplorer by J…

Sponge garden at Bare Is #marineexplorer

Sponge garden at Bare Is #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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I never tire of the colour and diversity of these sponge gardens

Crawling with haste – sea snail with hitchhik…

Crawling with haste - sea snail with hitchhiker #marineexplorer

Crawling with haste – sea snail with hitchhiker #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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Congwong beach

Red jacket at Shelly beach #marineexplorer by…

Red jacket at Shelly beach #marineexplorer

Red jacket at Shelly beach #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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… and the solar panel. Shelly beach, Manly

Clovelly Pool 360 Panorama #marineexplorer by…

Clovelly Pool 360 Panorama #marineexplorer

Clovelly Pool 360 Panorama #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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The waves on the left and right are of course the same wave in this 360 spread-out shot. Clovelly, NSW

The Haven and Skillion #marineexplorer by Joh…

The Haven and Skillion #marineexplorer

The Haven and Skillion #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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Terrigal, NSW