I’m a casually employed support worker looking for an opportunity to work in my field as a marine biologist/ ecologist. I’m interested in aquatic conservation and passionate about better understanding the sometimes weird but mostly wonderful things that it supports.
I was certified at the beginning of the 2018 Sydney RLS, just in time to pitch in. I got involved to contribute to something useful which helps improve our understanding of the marine environment. I also wanted to expand my knowledge of underwater species.
I had my head buried in some thick Eclonia radiata algae on a cryptic fish & invertebrate search (Method 2) when I had the sudden urge to pop my head up for a look around. Just at that moment a gorgeous two-and-a-half meter Grey Nurse Shark (Carcharias taurus) brushed past me; a massive buzz that I’ll never forget it!
I’ve been diving for about 5 years and love Blue Fish Point, North Head, Sydney. Both times I’ve dived there the visibility has been spectacular (20 m plus) and there’s always lots to see (probably because of the visibility).
Aspasmogaster costata (Eastern Clingfish) is mad cute, all the weedfish that think they’re incognito and Eastern Gobbleguts (Vincentia novaehollandiae) of course lurking in a tight spot, so basically cryptic fish in general.