Thursday, May 04, 2006

Photos from Lau Lau Bay

Mark Robertson shared some of his underwater photography with me to post on this blog. Click HERE to see more of his photos.

These first two photos illustrate the level of sedimentation near the shore. In the first photo, the divers are heading out into deeper water along the American Rope. In the second photo, a school of Bigeye Scad (Selar crumenophthalmus) check out the divers.

Although the visibility is very low near shore, further out the water clears up and the diving is amazing:

It is unfortunate that divers have to swim through the water in the first two photos to get to the water from the third photo, but we expect the revegetation project to cut down on the amount of sediment, so things will get better.

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