Weybourne 12th July 03


Buzo back in the water! Weybourne is an enigmatic venue, it looks so simply but the weather can very quickly make it undiveable. The week before drew a blank but the weather held and we had a grand day this time. The vis wasn't crystal but the Rosalie and the gullies are so shallow and bright that its hardly a problem. There was lots of wildlife around, particularly huge herds of nudibranchs as well as sexy crabs getting it on all over the place.

As usual click on the first thumbnail picture and then 'next preview' to see all the snaps.

Buzo waits for divers by a gentle sea
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Nudibranch eggs!
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Probably a Janolus Cristatus nudbranch, there were lots of them, as you will see...
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The other type I saw were these Flabellina Pedata hanging around in gangs
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See what I mean? 3 of them!
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One of those Janolus slugs again
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Lightbulb tunicates dotted the gullies
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A Janolus on the Rosalie
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These 2 seem to be sizing each other up, the girl is on the left*
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*Well they're hermaphorodite so you can't sex them wrong!
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Anemone and a few tunicates
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A potential meal out looking for lunch
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This guilty looking crab has been surprised whilst eating a block of fudge.
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The soft chalk makes homemaking easy, even for crabs - which are a bit thick.
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There were several types of squat lobster about - these are the more usual orange and blue ones
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These spotty jobs were less typical squatties
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Still life on the Roaslie - the shallow wreck has strong currents and lots of light, ideal for plumose anemones
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The vis wasn't crystal... so the big picture wasn't as impressive.
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This might be a Brill, it was the laziest flat fish I've ever seen. Even Frances couldn't make it swim off.
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A double digit dead mans finger
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Anemones on top of a lump of the Rosalie
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Anemone...
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These marbled ones look good enough to eat
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A butterfish poised to strike or, more likely, scarper.
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Nicely iced anemone cake...
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Its not every prospective meal which carries a couple of pairs of rock crushing shears
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Anemones
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Rob Spray.