The bluebottle (Physalia utriculus) is sometimes confused with its larger, more venomous Atlantic cousin, the Portuguese Man o’ War. It is a common summer visitor to Sydney beaches. In Sydney, it is the north eastern winds and warmer currents, that bring them to beaches on the incoming tides. The Bluebottle is really a colony of fourContinue reading “Fast Facts: Blue Bottles”
The only “blue bottles” we should see, are those that belong in the ocean.
I feel the violent bumps of the dirt-road pot holes rattle every bone of my body, as I cling onto the internal rails of the bus, like a drowning cat. I hear the American accent of my newfound friend, as I contemplate my travel plans. I ask “what about snorkelling down the road? Are youContinue reading “Short Story: Green Turtle”
There’s an awesome Dive Site called the “Leap to Steps,” found in Kurnell, Sydney. The “Leap” in Leap to Steps, comes from a platform you can leap off to commence your dive (dive conditions dependent, of course). Whilst carefully walking onto this platform with your dive gear to make that Leap of Faith, ensure yourContinue reading ““Leap” of Faith!”
The sun was slowly melting my skin, as I clipped my torch to my BCD. My dive buddy and I proceeded to the entrance of Bare Island. Swaggering down the sandstone stairs, our dive boots gripping the ground, we heard squish-squashing as we carefully dodged the slippery, slimy potholes made by Sea Urchins and generalContinue reading “Short Story: The Common Sydney Octopus”