SnorkelSydney asks Is this a shark love bite 110710

www.snorkelSydney.com with Dr Ross Perry filming brings you a fascinating and remarkable recording of a few minutes in the lives of Port Jackson sharks. A female shark swims directly under Dr Ross Perry and companion and is followed by 2 smaller presumably male Port Jackson Sharks. One of the smaller sharks grips the lower back of the female shark who roles over on her side with minimal struggle. A little while later after some stroking and a cuddle she unexpectedly deposits  an amazing spiral egg capsule that contains a well-formed baby shark attached by an umbilical cord to a large egg yolk. Marine nature at its best recorded with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2 camera.

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Snorkel Sydney encourages you to snorkel Sydney!

To snorkel Sydney with the help of www.snorkelsydney.com and Dr Ross Perry will save you much time and hassle finding the best locations for snorkelling Sydney. I love to snorkel Sydney as often as I can.

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Be patient with this website www.snorkelSydney.com as it is under construction and return again soon.

Snorkel Sydney with me to learn about some of the best snorkelling spots around Sydney, especially for marine photography and macrophotography of fish and other marine life, be they in Sydney Harbour, Sydney’s northern beaches, or on the south side.

Weather, seasonal and local conditions and tides at the proposed time you will snorkel Sydney affect our options for snorkelling. Safety and water clarity are major considerations. We will guide you based on our experiences and most current knowledge. We encourage you to always snorkel with a buddy and not alone. Thanks, Ross

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Change of Tide at Dawn at Burrill Lake Entrance 250710

http://www.SnorkelSydney.com  with Holistic Vet Dr Ross Perry filming brings you some meditation moments of beauty and wonder as he films a cascade of water flowing inland from waves breaking onto a rock platform at the same time as the lake continues to flow into the sea in between surges of water from the ocean moving back upstream into the lake. Does this make sense? Watch the video and relax as the sun rises in the background.

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Narrabeen Lagoon Entrance is Closed Sometimes 301010

http://www.snorkelsydney.com notes that Narrabeen Lagoon Entrance is sometimes closed by a sandbar as shown on this occasion 30th October 2010. When the entrance remains closed for weeks and after heavy rain the water can become too murky with algae and/or suspended sediment for clear marine photography. So always have plan B and plan C snorkeling locations lined up if you are not aware of the current situation. On this occasion the water was not clear enough for distant marine photography although many fish were present. However, if was fine for macrophotography.

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Enjoy the next video recorded here at Narrabeen Lagoon Entrance  a few minutes after this one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-nKJuceFEI

Fish Finger Food at Narrabeen Lagoon Entrance 301010

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http://www.snorkelSydney.com brings you Fish Finger Food at Narrabeen Lagoon Entrance that was closed for this snorkel on 30 Oct 2010. The water was a bit murky with algae and in terms of marine photography was only suitable for macrophotography. So watch what happens when my hand is rested on a rock for 2-3 minutes. Is this classified as a fish manicure or fish dermabrasion?

Marine photography, marine macrophotography, Fish finger food, Snorkel Sydney, Narrabeen Lagoon Entrance, Narrabeen Lakes Entrance,

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Sea Slug Feasts on Algae at Long Reef 191010

Sea Slug Feasts on Algae at Long Reef 191010

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Sea Slugs are sometimes called Sea Cows  and are common inhabitants of marine pools along the coast of South eastern Australia. Some species grow bigger than an adult’s hand.  This one was filmed by Dr Ross Perry near midday at Long Reef feasting on a clump of marine algae in a very shallow rock pool at low tide. Sea slugs play important roles in maintaining the biodiversity of many microhabitats on Long Reef. Sea slugs are also featured in other video clips on www.snorkelSydney.com.

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Winter Snorkel with Large Sting Ray 250710

http://www.SnorkelSydney.com brings you a video recording by avian vet specialist Dr Ross Perry having a winter snorkel with large sting ray at Bawley Point, about 200 km south of Sydney, about 10 km south of Ulladulla. Three large sting rays appeared within minutes of some burley being thrown into the water. Enjoy watching this majestic large sting ray as it cruises about skimming the sand in search of tucker (good food!).

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There are two more recordings of these large sting rays on http://www.snorkelSydney.com :

Giant sting ray comes close & Sting Ray Close Encounter at Bawley Point 250710

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Giant sting ray comes close

http://www.SnorkelSydney.com brings you a video clip by holistic vet and Bird Vet Specialist Dr Ross Perry of a giant sting ray, approximately 2 metres across. This sting ray was behaving like a vacuum cleaner as it provides a close encounter. If you look closely you might notice a large wound near the tip of the Sting Ray‘s tail where it appears some-one has recently removed its sting, probably thinking of Steve Irwin. This Sting Ray was filmed at Bawley Point south of Ulladulla on south coast of NSW Australia 250710.

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Sting Ray Close Encounter at Bawley Point 250710

http://www.SnorkelSydney.com with holistic vet and bird specialist vet Dr Ross Perry brings you video  of a close encounter with a large (5 to 6 foot wide) Sting Ray at Bawley Point on the South NSW coast near Ulladulla, Australia on 250710. Three sting rays were seen at one time tho only one is filmed.

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There are two more Sting Ray videos featuring these large Sting Rays on http://www.snorkelSydney.com

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Bigger Fish are often Beneath Small Fish 130710

http://www.SnorkelSydney.com emphasises “Safety First” while encouraging you to enjoy snorkelling safely with an experienced Buddy, especially when snorkelling out of standing depth, in a swell, near rocks and turbulence, where it is “easy” to get bruised, grazed or even knocked  unconscious,  in cold water, near sharks etc. In this video clip you’ll see fish “hanging out”, sheltering from bigger predators, in chasms between large sandstone rocks at Cabbage Tree Bay, Manly. You need a well-fitting mask and fins and a good quality snorkel Sydney in summer.  A wet suite is advisable for winter snorkelling except for brief 15 minute or less snorkels for the “hardy”.

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Small Fish Near Rocky Outcrops at Cabbage Tree Bay 130710

http://www.SnorkelSydney.com brings you a short video clip of lots of small fish enjoying the currents around a rocky outcrop at Cabbage Tree Bay. Remember to remain very alert and in site of a Buddy who is watching you when filming in locations like this when there is a swell. Always remember safety first. The ocean is extremely powerful and it only takes a small wave to catch you off guard and shove you against a rock, cause a graze, a bruise, dislodge your mask or knock you unconscious.

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Yellow Tail School at Cabbage Tree Bay in Wintery Waters 130712

http://www.SnorkelSydney.com with Holistic Vet Dr Ross Perry brings you a video clip of “Yellow Tail School at Cabbage Tree Bay in Wintery Waters” recorded on 130710. These Yellow Tail fish are close to adult size. Yellow Tail fish are a favourite fish bait used by line fishermen fishing for tailor, tuna and various “sporting fish”. Whereas there was a time when I did a lot of line fishing, I rarely do so these days, and find much greater enjoyment snorkelling with the fish in their environment. To me a clear macrophotograph of a fish is better than having the fish in a pan unless that is your only source of food.

If you are quick you might see some large fish that feed on yellow tail in the background “just cruising”, probably as full as a gob! Cabbage Tree Bay is immediately south of Sydney’s famous Manly Beach on the north side of Sydney Harbour and is a designated no fishing, no spear fishing, marine reserve.

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Blue Groper Must Be Protected 110710

http://www.SnorkelSydney.com with Sydney Bird Vet Specialist Dr Ross Perry filming brings you a video of a visitor to Australia having her first life changing exhilarating encounter with a Blue Groper. These remarkable Blue Groper start tiny then grow into brownish green coloured females. Like many other fish Blue Groper can change the intensity of their colour according to circumstances. As they grow older and bigger they become male fish. This Blue Groper is a “young” still fairly small male. Blue Groper are often inquisitive, friendly, trusting, territorial and very intelligent as fish go. They need to be fully protected from spear fishing and line fishing along the coast of Australia.

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Nice Shark Comes Very Close 110710

http://www.SnorkelSydney.com with Sydney Holistic Vet Dr Ross Perry brings you another video clip of a Port Jackson Shark swimming very close in shallow water near Shelly Beach, Cabbage Tree Bay Marine Reserve, Sydney. Port Jackson sharks are still fairly common here and are protected. They are very unlikely to bite people unless mis-handled, hurt or provoked.

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Sharks in Shallow Water at Cabbage Tree Bay 110710

http://www.SnorkelSydney.com brings you a short clip featuring 2 Port Jackson Sharks swimming up into knee deep water near Shelly Beach, Cabbage Tree Bay Marine Reserve, near Manly, Sydney. You are also shown a spiral Port Jackson Shark egg capsule and a Sergeant Baker fish. Port Jackson Sharks can often be seen in deeper water in Cabbage Tree Bay. They swam into very shallow water at low tide on this occasion. This was filmed within minutes of the Port Jackson shark love bite video clip showing a Port Jackson Shark and 2 others come into very shallow water. This behaviour might be linked to egg-laying. Female Port Jackson Sharks lay a spiral egg casing enclosing a miniature shark attached to a large yolk by an umbilical cord.

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Shelly at Shelly Beach with dead Cuttlefish 110710

www.snorkelSydney.com brings you a brief clip of Shelly visiting from NZ at Shelly Beach, Cabbage Tree Bay, inspecting and holding a giant cuttlefish that was being washed up on the beach and had recently died from unknown causes.

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Snorkel Sydney with lots of fish in Cabbage Tree Bay Marine Reserve Manly

www.SnorkelSydney.com with Sydney holistic vet and bird specialist Dr Ross Perry bring you some of the video clips of lots of different species of fish near the boulders and kelp beds of a small section of Cabbage Tree Bay Marine Park, near Manly on the northern beaches of Sydney as Dr Perry enjoys a quick very invigorating snorkel in early winter 270610 without full wet-suite! Filmed with Lumix Panasonic DMC-FT2 pocket camera.

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Unlucky Sea Urchin provides a Fish Feast for Many

www.SnorkelSydney.com via Sydney holistic vet Dr Ross Perry brings you a video clip of a fish feast for many provided by an unlucky sea urchin. The video features Eastern Blue Groper, Silver Bream, Parrot Fish and glimpses of various others. He used a Panasonic  DMC-FT2 Lumix camera for this video recording.

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Snorkel Sydney with Mostly Vegetarian Fish near Manly

Via www.SnorkelSydney.com Sydney holistic vet and avian vet specialist Dr Ross Perry shows you a video clip featuring mostly schools of vegetarian fish Drummer and Mullet accompanied by small numbers of carnivorous Silver Bream and omnivorous Eastern Blue Groper as he snorkels near Shelly Beach in Cabbage Tree Bay Marine Reserve, Manly, on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. He used a Panasonic  DMC-FT2 Lumix camera for this video recording on 270610.

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Snorkel with Mushroom Bubbles with SnorkelSydney.com

www.SnorkelSydney.com with holistic avian vet Dr Ross Perry catch lots of “mushroom bubbles” on video while Dr Perry enjoys a brisk mid-winter snorkel at Cabbage Tree Bay Marine Reserve, Manly, on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Marine photography recorded with Panasonic  DMC-FT2 Lumix Camera.

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Snorkel Sydney with Sergeant Baker at Cabbage Tree Bay Marine Reserve 270610

www.SnorkelSydney.com via Australian holistic and avian vet Dr Ross Perry brings you Sergeant Baker (Aulopus purpurissatus)  in very shallow water while  Dr Ross Perry snorkels Cabbage Tree Bay Marine Reserve 270610. Sergeant Baker fish usually remain on or near rocky reefs in deeper waters of the Bay and Sydney NSW Coast. A PanasonicDMC-FT2 Lumix Camera was used for this marine photography

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Meet Common Sting Ray at Cabbage Tree Bay

Meet Sting Ray at Cabbage Tree Bay Sydney 270610

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www.SnorkelSydney.com brings you Australian Holistic Vet Dr Ross Perry snorkelling alongside Sydney’s Common Sting Ray Trygonoptera testacea. Dr Ross Perry loves to snorkel Sydney with friends and to share with you the amazing underwater world at Sydney’s front door. There is no need to fear or be afraid of the great majority of our underwater friends  when you know them and their behaviour. Common Sting Rays have a large barbed sting but are unlikely to strike unless mishandled or hurt. Dr Ross Perry shepherds this sting ray by swimming alongside and near it to keep it on the move to make record this video clip for you.

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