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Old 12-07-2016, 11:05   #391
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Something I've not often seen, free swimming Moray Eel.
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Something I've not often seen, free swimming Moray Eel.
More common at night.

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Old 12-07-2016, 22:05   #393
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This pic better shows his size.
He is massive! That would have been an amazing sight.

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Love Occys but of late it's squid that have my attention. They're often very hard to get close enough to for a photo but with patience you can win their trust and get amongst the pod

Fantastic shots.
I have never seen a moray eel swimming or any squid. Lots of eels poking their heads out (and snapping teeth if I get too close), but they stay hidden.
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I keep trying to change the subject matter so here's a shot of the bow of the Chester Congdon on Congdon shoal, Isle Royale National Park. I took this last week.

The stern is on one side of the shoal and the bow is on the other.
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I keep trying to change the subject matter so here's a shot of the bow of the Chester Congdon on Congdon shoal, Isle Royale National Park. I took this last week.

The stern is on one side of the shoal and the bow is on the other.
I had to look that up that wreck. Interesting history. Any more shots? One of the things I like so much about CF is the frequent tangents it sends me off on .

How many dives like this do you do yearly?

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Lake Superior, while you are finding more wreck photos, I found something today that has been puzzling me and would love to hear opinions from anyone on what it is.

To me, it looks like some kind of giant sea urchin shell. Either that or an alien egg . It was about palm size. Googling, the closest I can find is a sea potato, but the markings are very different.

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Lake Superior, while you are finding more wreck photos, I found something today that has been puzzling me and would love to hear opinions from anyone on what it is.

To me, it looks like some kind of giant sea urchin shell. Either that or an alien egg . It was about palm size. Googling, the closest I can find is a sea potato, but the markings are very different.
Looks like a heart urchin. And a couple more pictures from last week the wreck of the Emperor on Isle Royale National Park.
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I was so thrilled to find an inhabitant on the float at the end of our anchor trip line .

This octopus was a real exhibitionist . She performed what looked like an erotic pole dance, continually changing poses and stroking the line in an absolutely mesmerising manner.

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Check out how the blue line has been wound around a tentacle here:

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Wow! Your best octopus shots yet. Really gorgeous.
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Wow! Your best octopus shots yet. Really gorgeous.
You can imagine my excitement .
I have never seen anything like this before.

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Wow! Your best octopus shots yet. Really gorgeous.
Agreed! Absolutely lovely.

By the way, how do you know she's a she?
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Agreed! Absolutely lovely.

By the way, how do you know she's a she?
Would a bloke perform manoeuvres like that?
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Those pics looks really great.
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Those pics looks really great.
They most certainly do!
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For all the octopus lovers out there, here's a shot of another encounter.

That is our chain in the top left faintly seen lifting up towards our boat:


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