The old #RapidBay jetty on the #FleurieuPeninsula acts as a valuable nursery area for many species of fish.
This juvenile moonlighter is enjoying the food and protection provided by the structure and growth on the collapsed plyons, many of which are over 70 years old.
The site is also popular for divers, with many sections of jetty structure, especially the “T section” supporting dense schools of fish.
The #leafyseadragon is also regularly spotted here at various life stages from juveniles to breeding adults.
@officialfleurieupeninsula @fleurieucoastmadebynature #fleurieu @southaustralia #SouthAustralia #GreatSouthernReef @insidenatgeo (at Rapid Bay, South Australia)
Usually a calm, sheltered bay, last week #SecondValley in #SouthAustralia took on an unfamiliar appearance with rolling waves crashing up against the unique coastline which is just over an hours drive from #Adelaide. #GreatSouthernReef @southaustralia #ichoosesa #southaustralianbeaches #seesouthaustralia #fleurieupeninsula #insidesouthaustralia #seeaustralia @southaustralia @southauscoastline (at Second Valley, South Australia)
It has been an absolute pleasure hosting the Australasian @owuss_ #RolexScholar, @__livjohnson over the last few weeks as she joined us in the early stages of our upcoming #GreatSouthernReef project. We will be documenting stories and science behind the spectacular ecosystems of southern Australia. Stay tuned for more soon.
#leafyseadragon #southaustralia #
#ocean #oceanlife #theocean #oceanimaging
#scuba #underwater #nature #AURolexScholar #Rolex #rolexscholarship #owuss (at Yorke Peninsula)
This #timelapse of the action during the giant Australian #cuttlefish aggregation in #southaustralia, gives a different perspective of just how much is going on down there each day!
Filmed using @apeman_official a80 action camera. (at Point Lowly Lighthouse)
The #cuttlefish at #ptlowly continue to put on a spectacular show here in #southaustralia.
Out from Black Point, the substrate composition is much more diverse than nearby areas with bright yellow sponges, urchins and various species of macroalgae.
It seems the #cuttlefish here tend to display darker colours and they may be using their camouflage skills to impress mates even more than the usual flaring light shows and intimidating behaviour.
The more time you spend along this coastline, the more variation between areas begin to notice.
Our fascination with these incredible aliens continues to grow each year. (at South Australia)
Robot meets alien.
Thanks to everyone who tuned in to watch our underwater live stream today directly from Australia’s Giant Cuttlefish aggregation in #SouthAustralia. The stream was broadcasted using an @openrov Trident #underwaterdrone.
We look forward to conducting more of these broadcasts in the future as part of our #GreatSouthernReef filming and engagement project. More details on that soon.
In the meantime, if you didn’t catch the live feed check out the video on our Facebook page.
Where would you like us to live stream from next?
(at Lowly Point)
Crinoids feed by filtering small particles of food from the sea water with their feather-like arms. The tube feet are covered with a sticky mucus that traps any food that floats past. Once they have caught a particle of food, the tube feet can flick it into the ambulacral groove, where the cilia are able to propel the stream of mucus towards the mouth. Generally speaking, crinoids living in environments with relatively little plankton have longer and more highly branched arms than those living in rich environments. This crinoid was photographed in #SouthAustralia, any ID suggestions? #greatsouthernreef #crinoid
Stunning #seahorse in #southaustralia. This is just one of the many beautiful species that can be found in Australia’s #greatsouthernreef 💙🇦🇺 (at Edithburgh, South Australia)
@paditv have just released a short edit we put together showcasing some of the unique marine life in #southaustralia.
The 1 minute clip features #seadragons #sealions #cuttlefish and more of the unique critters found in SA waters.
Check the official #padi YouTube account or google “south Australia Padi youtube” to find it.
#Bobtailsquid are masters of disguise!
Specialised mucous glands allow them to glue sand and shells to their head and upper body. At night they use a light organ in their gill cavity which contains special glowing bacteria. The bacteria are fed sugars by the squid in return for making light. The organ contains filters which may alter the wavelength of luminescence closer to that of downwelling moonlight and starlight, thus allowing the squid to cancel its silhouette and remain undetected as it swims above upward-looking predators.
#cephalopod #squid #cuttlefish #edithburgh #southaustralia #australia #ocean #animal #underwater #yorkepeninsula #underwatervideo #oceanvideos