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  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.

Grey Nurse

sucker fish

grey nurse head

a small and well hidden rock cod

small rock cod

starfish

Sgt Baker

cuttle under a ledge

Sgt Baker

bullseye

starfish

starfish close up

female PJ laying an egg

female PJ and egg

the egg

resting up

she swims away

old wives

grey nurse

yellowtail

 

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