Wednesday, February 28, 2007

A night amongst the rocks

Rough Bullseyes (Pempheris klunzingeri) once again at Marino Rocks but at night this time. Saw a Fidler Ray last Tuesday but the water was so mucky that I couldn't get a good picture. A new and interesting experience, snorkelling in the dark. This time I stuck to the rocky areas and where the water was only about 1.5m deep. Plenty of Bullseyes of various levels of maturity including a "school" of several dozen no more than 30mm long. They were concentrated at the bottom of a small hollow between the rocks. The very little ones are mostly transparent like the one to the right. The slightly pink one is about 80mm long and they grow to about 200mm when full grown.
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