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    The Monuments - Photographs from Three Dives in Three Days in 2020
    Michael McFadyen's Scuba Diving - The Monuments - 2020 Photos

    Over three days in April 2020 during the COVID-19 crisis, I dived three times at The Monument at Kurnell. The first dive was on 24 April 2020 and was so good, we decided to dive the next day and then the next. All three dives had 15 plus metres visibility and warm 20C water. We saw so many things. Below are photos of some of the things we saw.

    The MonumentsThe Monuments
    Variable Aphelodoris - Aphelodoris varia
    The MonumentsThe Monuments
    Chrysanthemum Neodoris - Neodoris chrysodermaPurple-lined Nembrotha - Nembrotha lineolata
    The MonumentsThe Monuments
    Loring's Chromodoris - Chromodoris loringiCoryphellina poenicia - formerly Flabellina poenicia
    The MonumentsThe Monuments
    Bennetts Hypselodoris - Hypselodoris bennetti
    The MonumentsThe Monuments
    Bennetts Hypselodoris - Hypselodoris bennetti
    The MonumentsThe Monuments
    Purple dragon/Serpent Pteraeolodia - Pteraeolodia ianthinaPink okenia with eggs - Okenia atkinsonorum
    The MonumentsThe Monuments
    Sulphur Noumea - Noumea sulphureaOpera House Nudi - Made-up Phyllodesmium - Phyllodesmium serratum
    The MonumentsThe Monuments
    Blue-spotted Elysia - Elysia spOrange-spotted Gymnodoris - Gymnodoris alba
    The MonumentsThe Monuments
    White-lined Cratena - Cratena lineata (?)Patchwork Tritonia - Tritonia sp. These live on soft corals which they mimic
    The MonumentsThe Monuments
    Marbled Chromodoris - Chromodoris (?)
    The MonumentsThe Monuments>
    Pygmy pipehorseVery small pygmy pipehorse
    The MonumentsThe Monuments
    Sea dragonAnother sea dragon, note different markings on snout
    The MonumentsThe Monuments
    Bare Island anglerfish - Bare Island anglerfish -
    The MonumentsThe Monuments
    Bare Island anglerfishSmall orange painted anglerfish
    The MonumentsThe Monuments
    Black painted anglerfishTiny pink anglerfish, unknown species
    The MonumentsThe Monuments
    A clingfish with eggs on a sea weedBubble shell
    The MonumentsThe Monuments
    A very beautiful sea spiderSwimming anemone
    The MonumentsThe Monuments
    Pink-mouthed egg cowrie - Ovula costellataSponge isopods
    The MonumentsThe Monuments
    Mysticoncha wilsonae - a snailA large green turtle
    Seen a few days after the rest of these species

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