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My 200th Post!

For my 200th post, I thought I would share some of my favourite animals, videos and finds! Make sure to check out the video links too!


Nudibranchs

My favourite of all animals, if you haven’t worked this out yet from all my posts about them! A gastropod with no shell, they vary in colours, textures and sizes, but always leave me in awe.


Cuttlefish

These cephalopods are so stunning to watch! Colour changing, texture formation on their skin, and even just able to send ripples to match the sunshine.

Video of a cuttlefish swimming and changing skills


Sea and Comb Jellies

Although I don’t often see that many jellies while diving, it was amazing to swim through swarms of comb jellies, watching their colours shimmer in my torch light, or seeing a brilliant red lion’s mane floating in the water column.

Video of a sea jelly - A beautiful floating lion manes jelly - the most popular post I’ve had with over 2000 notes - I can till remember just how surprised I was when I felt my phone buzz all day and night with notifications from tumblr.

Video of a shimmering comb jelly


Seahorses

I often see these big, bright yellow seahorses, always so regal to watch!

Not all are so vibrant and easy to find however, and love to play hide and seek!


Stingrays

Whether it is a harmless fiddler relaxing on the sand, or an undulating ray swimming around, there is something majestic about seeing these shark-relatives in the water.

Ray swimming - almost like they’re flying!


Seals/Sea Lions

Whether it’s on the land, or playing under the waves, it’s no surprise why so many love these marine mammals!

Sea lion playing with my dive group


Scallops

One of my favourite videos I got to take was of a scallop swimming, after getting some really close up photos of it’s mantle

Scallop swimming


These really are only a small handful of such a diverse amount of marine life I have found, and still so many to discover! I hope you keep following to see what I may find next!

Photo by @daviddoubilet A lions mane jellyfish hunts for a meal in the shallow coves of Bonne Bay fjord in Gros Morne National Park, #Newfoundland. Lions mane jellies are the largest species of jellyfish, some larger individuals have tentacles reaching 100 feet. They live in cold water and use stinging tentacles to capture fish and other prey. Each time we finished a dive in the fjord I felt like we were surfacing into a Canadian painting. #GrosMorne is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From @natgeo story gulf if St. Lawrence, The Generous Gulf. With @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #ocean #canada #beauty #jellyfish #adventure #explore for #moreocean follow @jenniferhayesig and @daviddoubilet by natgeo