Saturday, September 11, 2010

Down on the Rocks Again

There have been some very low tides recently - and some interesting creatures exposed. I think this tiny beast is a Gold-spotted nudibranch.

And this is the deadly stonefish. Great camouflage even though it was completely exposed it was hard to spot. I thought it must be dead at first but I then saw its gills moving. According to Grant (Guide to Fishes) it is capable of surviving at least 24 hours out of water. So glad I had my camera with me!

1 comment:

Sue Roberts: The Preserving Patch said...

And bet you were glad you didn't put your foot on it too! I didn't know they were found so far south.