|Magic Point 07-10-06|
It was time to visit our friends the Grey Nurse sharks at Magic
Point. So on October 10, 2006, on an outgoing tide we anchored at our usual spot (WGS84
GPS. 33° 57.390' S 151° 15.918' E) and headed
down with great viz to 12m. Then it got quite turbid and pics were
badly affected by suspended matter in the water. We spent some
time with 3 grey nurses, then headed west. There is a long wall
along here and low boulders amongst sand. Lots of bulls eye and smaller
fish and a lone cuttle. We also saw a wobbiegong under a rock
ledge. Something startled it because it shot away deeper into the
ledge as we watched. On our return we came across a small PJ. She
was wedged amongst some rocks. At first I thought that she was
stuck but then realised that she was laying an egg. We were right
beside her, only a few inches away. WOW!! She was working her
gills really hard so it must have been hard work - a bit like labour.
She rested for a few minutes beside us, catching her "breath" then
slowly swam away. How special is this!! We came back to the
cave - there were now 5 different sharks.
What a magic dive at magic point.
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