Sunday, April 13, 2008

Waterman's Reef Observation Area

I snorkeled in the Waterman's Reef Observation Area this morning. The Waterman's beach is part of the Marmion Marine Park.

The underwater visibility wasn't impressive. And to make things worse, I lost one of my contact lenses while snorkeling!


Purple sea urchin (Heliocidaris erythrogramma)(?)
This one is quite different from the ones that are often washed ashore at the South Cottesloe beach.


Lots of abalones living on the reef.




And I saw a smooth boxfish too.
I have seen the smooth boxfish several times at Cottesloe but never could I take its photo.



This is the first time I saw some orange sponge. The ones I have seen so far were all purple or blue.

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