20th September 2021 – Juvenile SemiCircle Angelfish OR Juvenile Emporer Angelfish?
We woke up to beautiful sea conditions today and were very excited to take advantage of them, taking “2 Wild” out with some students and some certified divers to South Solitary for a double dive.
For the first dive we dropped into Shark Gutters. There was a Numb Ray, heaps of Nudibranches, a juvenile Angelfish – which we believe was an Emporer Angelfish but could be a semi-circular angelfish. Let us know what you think on our facebook post or instagram video! This Juvenile Emporer Angelfish is called “Tarafish”. A few wobbegongs were hiding under rocks and coral, we also spotted some Blue fusiliers, black cod, a playful turtle and a couple of grey nurses near Shark Gutters Mooring, along with some three spot damsels, and anenomefish.
On dive two we drifted from South Boulder to The Gantry. On this dive there were a few turtles right at the start near the sandy patch close to the gap, plenty of schooling fish, and some friendly Blue Gropers. There were plenty of Nudibranches on this dive too, along with an egg cowrie shell, and a golden egg cowrie! There were also some Moon Wrasse, and a beautiful spanish dancer at the Gantry mooring.