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Old 05/15/2007, 02:49 AM   #151
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Yes, that black mass is all fish.






Boo! A McCullocks Clown, endemic to Lord Howe Island.




A Galapagos Shark, quite a nice little fellow. They get quite large.


Feeding time.


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Old 05/15/2007, 02:54 AM   #152
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This is a curious photo; the stripeys (black and yellow) are temperate to cool water, and the butterflys are tropical, yet they swim together over the corals. Very cool.






Some very hungry looking Kingfish. This is why fish shouldn't be fed bread all the time.








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Old 05/15/2007, 02:59 AM   #153
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A surface feeding wrasse.


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Old 05/15/2007, 03:04 AM   #154
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Just one more lot befor i turn in;




A McCullocks and a six line








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Old 05/15/2007, 08:27 AM   #155
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keep em coming i love this thread.


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Old 05/15/2007, 12:49 PM   #156
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I've got to get to australia some time


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Old 05/15/2007, 02:58 PM   #157
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That's so awesome. Hopefully once I'm done with school and have some money, my boyfriend and I will be taking a trip to Australia. We went to hawaii a few years back and I couldn't get him in the water past his waist.

I told him that if we go he is being forced to go snokelling. You can't go to the Australia and not go snorkelling/diving at the Great Barrier.

Thats almost as bad as our friend in Hawaii that keeps a black sheet over his windows.

Anyways!! Great photos!


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Old 05/15/2007, 04:24 PM   #158
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Those are beautiful - thanks again, I thoroughly enjoyed them.


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Old 05/16/2007, 01:20 AM   #159
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A surface feeding wrasse.
That first picture shows a lagoon-like area. Did you visit that area? It looks like a wonderful place.

The second picture has a tree growing upside down. Or did the wind do that?

The last one is a wrasse?! How big would you say it is? I love the stunning colors even through the rippled water.

Thank you again for updating this thread often.


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Old 05/16/2007, 01:55 AM   #160
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The lagoon shown in the 1st photo is a great spot, just watch for the sharks at night
I never even noticed the tree upside down! Mustn't have been anything spectacular.
That is indeed a wrasse in the last photo. It was about 40-50cm long, and quite thick. It is pretty amazing to see those colours through the water surface, they all caome to the beach and get fed bread twice a day.
I'll put up the rest of the photos soon.
If anyone ever has the chance to visit Lord Howe, i very strongly recommend you go! It's the southern most reef in the world, and has a unique biotope and mix of species.

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You'll LOVE australia if you make it down here. Maybe that boyfriend of yours needs a push in the right direction
The whole thing with people being afraid of the ocean or never going swimming is so strange to me. I practically grew up underwater, it's my second home down there.


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You'll LOVE australia if you make it down here. Maybe that boyfriend of yours needs a push in the right direction
The whole thing with people being afraid of the ocean or never going swimming is so strange to me. I practically grew up underwater, it's my second home down there.
Oh I know what you mean. I grew up in Northern Canada, so there was always an availability of wonderful lakes to be in although it's nothing like being in the ocean.

I feel that his fears of the ocean have actually been reinforced. When we came back, there was a report of a 14 year old surfer girl who lost her entire arm to a 14ft Tiger Shark. She lost it in the same bay that our hotel was on. It's such a shame too cuz the reef there was pretty nice.

If we do go to Australia at some point, he is being forced into the water whether he likes it or not *evil grin*


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The second picture has a tree growing upside down. Or did the wind do that?

i think everything is upside down there


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i think everything is upside down there
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Old 05/23/2007, 09:29 PM   #164
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wow im moving to the outback. great pics


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Old 05/27/2007, 07:50 PM   #166
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Very cool, thanks for the pics


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Oh darn, it seems i've double posted some photos.


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Old 05/28/2007, 07:03 PM   #171
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Gorgeous photographs. I snorkel in Turkish coastals of Aegean Sea but we are lack of color. You can see some very interesting and colorful fish but you need scuba. As Aegean Sea is between Asia and Europe, its also hard to find a place that is not touched.

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Old 05/29/2007, 11:07 AM   #172
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i just went through all the thread.. just found it!
love the pics mate i think next year ill be visiting the GBR for sure!
got any video's of some tang schools?


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Old 05/29/2007, 10:55 PM   #173
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Probaly one of my favorite threads of all time. Thanks for sharing

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wow amazing photos, as soon as i finish my degree i plan on spending a month in aus... would you mind messaging me some less disturbed snorkle/dive spots such as these


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