Meet ‘strappy’ the shark! this big guy sadly arrived at neptune island marine park almost 10 years ago with packaging tape wrapped around him. thankfully some determined locals found a way to cut him free, and over the years @calypsostarcharters have watched him grow up to become the healthy specimen he is today. these crystal clear @eyrepeninsula waters are one of the few places in the world - and the only place in australia - where you can get up close and personal with a great white shark in their natural habitat. take a dive with strappy and his mates and you’ll also cop more than an eyeful as he swings past the cage, delivering a nature show unlike any other. oh, and don’t worry… he’s having fish for dinner tonight! #seesouthaustralia 😱🦈 [📍location: just a 2 hr flight from sydney to #adelaide in #southaustralia and a 50 minute flight (or 7 hour drive) to @port_lincoln in #eyrepeninsula ]
as i watched the light dance under the ocean surface i thought to myself that it would be perfect lighting if a honu were to show up and model a bit. and just like that, as if she awoke from her slumber from right under the reef beneath me she started to ascend. this will probably be one of the most memorable moments in the ocean for me as not even 10 seconds after i imagined this shot happening, it actually happened.
Photo by @davidantoja
white barrel jellyfish.
rhizostoma pulmo, commonly known as the barrel jellyfish, is a scyphomedusa in the family rhizostomatidae. it is found in the northeast atlantic, and in the adriatic and mediterranean sea.
it is common in the irish sea. it typically is up to 40 cm (16 in) in diameter, but can exceptionally reach 90 cm (35 in), making it the largest jellyfish in british waters (cyanea capillata reaches an even larger size, but is generally smaller in britain). it is a favourite food of the leatherback turtle.