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Whyalla’s Copulating Cuttlefish

Between May and July each year thousands of giant cuttlefish choose a remote patch of coastline between False Bay and Fitzgerald Bay near Whyalla, South Australia to aggregate and spawn. It’s estimated that this year between 150,000 and 200,000 individuals are present right now.

 

Protesting against the NSW Marine Park Re-zoning Bamboozle of a Marine Sanctuary for recreational fishing Diveplanit Blog

The Great Marine Park Rezoning Bamboozle

Confused by what’s happening to the NSW Marine Park? Re-zoning of sanctuaries and amnesties on not being able to fish? Me too. Not surprisingly though – there does seem to be a concerted effort to bamboozle the public on this one

 

Gloomy octopus - master of disguise at House reef diving Mantaray Island Fiji

Biodiversity #13: Octopus

Biodiversity#13: Octopus. A cephalopod mollusc of the order Octopoda, literally meaning ‘eight-foot’. Their bodies have no internal or external hard parts and they have been known to squeeze through very small apertures – mainly in order to escape!

 

Whale Shark approaches a diver (from Gentle Giant Raw)

Biodiversity #30 – The Whale Shark

We are ending biodiversity week with probably the biggest example of the diverse species that inhabit our oceans: The Whale Shark. So named because it is as big as many whales and like many whales, a filter feeder.