Blairgowrie Jetty - Saturday 21st January 2012

Blairgowrie Jetty – Saturday 21st January 2012

Visibility: 12m  Water                      Temperature: 21 Degrees

Divers: Deon, Tim, Barb, Melissa, David, Denis, Tom, Wolf, Mick, Melanie, Mark, Mark, Vikki

Surface Crew: Sue

Blairgowrie Jetty is always full of surprises. Because we had such good vis we decided to take the time to carefully inspect each pylon. It is amazing how much the marine life varies from pylon to pylon. The abundance and variety of marine life at this site is quite amazing. We saw 3 different species of Nudibranchs (I’m sure there were many more there that we didn’t see), an Octopus hiding in a shell, Decorator Crabs, Bluespotted Goat Fish, Pygmy Leatherjackets, lots of Big Bellied Seahorses, Pipefish and Ornate
Cowfish…..and of course….the resident large Stingray! There were also spectacular examples of marine invertebrates ,including Ascidians, Bivalves,  Sea snails and Sea stars. After 90 minutes under the pier, it was time to call it a day and to head off to the pub for some lunch and  to discuss our latest diving adventure. Thanks to Melanie for leading the dive today….you did a great job!