Category: underwater

Cheilodactylus fuscus - Red morwong #marineexplorer #underwatersydney

Cheilodactylus fuscus – Red morwong #marineexplorer #underwatersydney by John Turnbull

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Trying my hand at some fish portraits at Shelly Beach Manly

Nature's art - curves off Cabbage Tree Bay, Manly #marineexplorer #underwatersydney

Nature’s art – curves off Cabbage Tree Bay, Manly #marineexplorer #underwatersydney by John Turnbull

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Half an hour later it would have been a selfie… Shelly Beach Manly

Mr Popular - Weedy seadragon Phyllopteryx taeniolatus #marineexplorer #underwatersydney

Mr Popular – Weedy seadragon Phyllopteryx taeniolatus #marineexplorer #underwatersydney by John Turnbull

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Three weedies today at Shelly Beach Manly including a male with eggs. This pic is weedy #1

Calamari before the plate #marineexplorer #underwatersydney

Calamari before the plate #marineexplorer #underwatersydney by John Turnbull

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Squid look very different before they’re cut into rings, crumbed and fried.

Splendid nudibranch Goniobranchus splendidus #marineexplorer #underwatersydney

Splendid nudibranch Goniobranchus splendidus #marineexplorer #underwatersydney by John Turnbull

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Camp Cove

Brittle star - real life omnidroid #marineexplorer #undrewatersydney

Brittle star – real life omnidroid #marineexplorer #undrewatersydney by John Turnbull

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See The Incredibles… Camp Cove

Peeking through the net - H whitei #marineexplorer #underwatersydney

Peeking through the net – H whitei #marineexplorer #underwatersydney by John Turnbull

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It seems like all the seahorses have moved from the pylons to the nets at Clifton Gardens at the moment – I counted a dozen or so peering through – making for great pics!

Sepia plangon cuttlefish #marineexplorer #underwatersydney

Sepia plangon cuttlefish #marineexplorer #underwatersydney by John Turnbull

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Doing the wavy arm-y thing at Clifton Gardens

💛Pikachu 🖤

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📣: Thecacera pacifica

Odd mix - Sponge and algae - same shape, different ancestry #marineexplorer #underwatersydney

Odd mix – Sponge and algae – same shape, different ancestry #marineexplorer #underwatersydney by John Turnbull

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An odd relationship, with the algae (codium?) growing on the sponge, both with similar morphology. Plants split from animals in the evolutionary tree around 1.5 Billion years ago. Convergent evolution? Bare Island