August 26, 2003

Mullet Deep & Twin Rocks

I did Mullet Deep in the morning with a visibility ranging barely from 2 to 15m and with 2 different thermoclines (basically we were freezing at the bottom). I managed to spot a giant eagle ray passing by over us despite the crappy visibility. In the early afternoon I went back to Twin Rocks. The first time I did it it was in about the same condition as Mullet Deep with a visibility well below 5m. Today however was simply amazing. Of course we were attacked by those nasty titan triggerfishes hanging around. In the late afternoon I went snorkeling in front of the beach and bumped into a green turtle that was kind enough to allow me to touch her belly and take loads of pictures. She did not seem to bother too much.

Pteraelidia ianthina (facelinidae), nudibranch Titan triggerfish Crown of thorns starfish (acanthaster planci) Cube boxfish (Boxfishes, Ostraciidae) Squirrel eating banana cake. Notice the use of the back legs. Squirrel hanging from the roof with its back legs Orange banded coralfish (Butterflyfish, Chaetodontidae) Phyllidia varicosa (phyllidiidae), nudibranch Java rabbitfish (Rabbitfish, Siganidae) Green turtle taken while snorkeling in Long Beach Green turtle taken while snorkeling in Long Beach Green turtle taken while snorkeling in Long Beach Green turtle taken while snorkeling in Long Beach Green turtle taken while snorkeling in Long Beach Green turtle taken while snorkeling in Long Beach Green turtle taken while snorkeling in Long Beach Green turtle taken while snorkeling in Long Beach Green turtle taken while snorkeling in Long Beach

 
Posted by stephane at August 26, 2003 04:22 PM
Comments

Chapeau!!! Tu t'en sors toujours aussi bien - malgré le sale état de ton APN.
Une mention particulière pour la tortue - très photogénique....

Posted by: Fabrice on August 29, 2003 09:16 PM

Bon l'apn est pas en aussi mauvais etat que ca, mais le cote aleatoire du fonctionnement derange un poil.

La tortue a ete bien sympa avec moi. c'est en fait une handicapee. la carapace est cassee et elle n'a manifestement plus l'usage de ses pattes arrieres.

Posted by: stephane on September 2, 2003 03:20 PM