Travelog for Wandy Hochgrebe

Just another day in Byron Bay Just another day in Byron Bay
Starting up and running a Divers Retreat here in Byron Bay has been the best decision ever. Talking to our guests about something I am passionate about is just great. You understand their enthusiasm about experiencing something new and of course most of them have fantastic stories to tell themselves on where to go and what they have seen.
Added: January 28th 2004 at 2:51am
An endangered vegetarian: the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) An endangered vegetarian: the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Sea turtles are reptiles whose ancestors evolved on land and returned to the sea to live about 150 million years ago. Green turtles have an oval or heart shaped carapace which is part of their skeleton ...
Added: December 19th 2003 at 6:04am
Becoming a Diver Becoming a Diver
... diving gives you the opportunity to explore a world that is vastly different to ours. The oceans are so rich with life and have a huge variety of living organisms, all adapted to their little habitats. Most of the creatures you will find, look more like aliens than something you might expect to encounter on this planet ...
Added: December 12th 2003 at 5:16am
Egg case of some sort ? Egg case of some sort ?
This pile of rubbery material found in reasonable shallow waters of Byron Bay looked like an egg band of some sort of mollusc. Any ideas ? - Please reply to my entry in the critters forum on the discussion board to comment.
Added: September 4th 2003 at 6:42pm
Eastern Smooth Boxfish Eastern Smooth Boxfish
Taken at Julian Rocks on 28 August 2003 - a cute little boxfish - Anaplocapros inermis (Thanks Akos) - used Sea & Sea DX-3000
Added: August 28th 2003 at 3:19am
Yellow-finned Angelfish Yellow-finned Angelfish
Another happy snap by Wandy taken at Julian Rocks in Byron Bay on 28 August 2003 - Sea & Sea DX-3000
Added: August 28th 2003 at 3:13am
Sponges: More Than Just a Bathroom Accessory Sponges: More Than Just a Bathroom Accessory
One animal that every diver will have encountered, because they don't hide or swim away and are mostly brightly coloured: the sponge. Sponges are single or colonial animals which body bears many pores. Hence the name of its Phylum: Porifera (Latin porus, 'pore'; ferre, 'to bear').
Added: August 23rd 2003 at 8:08pm
Leopard Starfish Leopard Starfish
Because of my lack of experience I was looking for something that wouldn't swim away before I could aim the camera. This starfish was just perfect! Nice colours too - DX3000
Added: June 20th 2003 at 10:42pm
Cuttlefish - the shapeshifters Cuttlefish - the shapeshifters
The name of this most beautiful and fascinating creature is a bit confusing, since it is not a fish at all. The cuttlefish belongs to the Phylum Mollusca, Class Cephalopoda (literally: head-footers) and is closely related to the octopus and squid.
Added: May 14th 2003 at 12:00am
Julian Rocks Julian Rocks
Named by Captain Cook in 1776, Julian Rocks in Byron Bay consists of ancient sedimentary rock, remains of a volcanic eruption more than 20 million years ago. It is an extension of Cape Byron separated by water and forms a most unique marine reserve, providing shelter and food for more than 500 tropical and temperate fish species alone!
Added: May 14th 2003 at 12:00am
Leopard Sharks Up Close and Personal Leopard Sharks Up Close and Personal
The leopard shark (Stegostoma fasciatum) belongs to the Order of carpet sharks (Orectolobiformes) and is easily recognisable.
Added: May 13th 2003 at 11:03pm
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