Whangaparaoa Peninsula, Army Bay Dive, Nov 22nd, 2012

Sea star fighting siltBecause of the wind and swell the silt was stirred up so the water was very murky with the visibility around 1m. It was very difficult to take pictures even from a very short distance the water was so full of particles.

However, I’ve found a very nice “tree” of a violet sponge about 20cm high. I would not expect it in 4m of water on that flat silty bottom.

Also I found some squid eggs which makes a friend of my friend really happy. He does research on cephalophod eyes as their anatomy is pretty close to the anatomy of the human eye. He was really desperate to get some so today is his lucky day.

I’ve added some pictures from this dive to my collection under the “I dive in Auckland” project.