There is that zone where the intertidal and and deeper water weeds mix.
Sometimes they form coastal areas that look like miniature replicas of giant Macrocystis kelp forests.
I am not sure if this sea slug, clown nudibranch Ceratosoma amoenum, is common. Last summer we saw many of them on the rocks in very shallow water, perhaps less than one meter deep, in Maitai Bay in Northland. However, I don’t remember seeing them there in previous years. I used to see them regularly […]
Nothing wrong about having a big mouth 🙂 They are very curious, keen to taste unusual things … like a diver’s fingers or a snorkel. Some individuals even like to be touched gently. We have a funny story from years ago. We met two fish, one of them touched palm of my wife Ivana. The […]
Common shrimp Palaemon affinis has glass-like body with bright red bands on its legs. One does not need to dive to watch them, there are plenty of them in rock pools. However, it’s much better to stuck one’s head just under the water surface. They are among seaweeds, on rocks. It seems they love timber […]
Fantastic colors of algae in temperate southern Pacific Ocean make diving in those forests very exciting.