Sea Hares……

Sea Hares1 Ragged Sea hare3This must be the season for sea hares .We have found them in Tanja lagoon,Bournda lagoon & the Blue pool at Bermagui.They are found all over the world in temperate & tropical waters.

They range in size from 2cms to species that can grow to 70cms ! we have seen some small & up to 20cms in our local waters.They have a head with a pair of rhinophores [  maybe they look like Hare ears  ?] and enrolled oral tentacles  beside the mouth…..

The shell[ they are Molluscs]when presents thinly calcified internal plate over the gill & heart.the photo above shows the parapodial lobes which are very noticeable when they swim.

Their egg masses resemble pale green spaghetti.

Information from Seaslug forum.

Cancelled – very sorry – Marine Society snorkel delayed until Saturday May 9th

Unfortunately weather and sea conditions won’t be good this week end. We will try again, same time : 11:00am Bar Beach Merimbula  on Saturday 9th May.

Weather permitting, the Marine Society invites you to snorkel at Bar Beach on Saturday April 25th at 11am. Amanda Midlam will lead the snorkel and unless things have changed drastically, it will be a chance to see lots of fish, including tropicals as well as octopus and other fascinating marine creatures.

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IMGP1617You will need wetsuits, snorkels and flippers and you need to be competent swimmers.

Michael has put together ID sheets for many of the tropical fish that we might see. If you would like copies of these please contact Michael : marine_mike@bigpond.com IMGP1862 IMGP1852