Egg Sacks

December 11, 2020

A bit of a swell on the south coast of Wellington so we had to dive in the more sheltered Island Bay Snorkel Trail, a short drive from Dive Wellington.

As usual, we encountered some blue cod. These seemed to me to be a bit bolder than the ones in Mermaid's Kitchen. I always want liken the blue cod around here to a dog or cat or something familiar. But they’re really not. They really have their own personality.

Blue cod bite

Being in the marine reserve, the snorkel trail never disappoints for the number and size of crayfish.


There were some interesting egg sacks too. The first picture is definitely squid eggs. 

I'm not sure what kind of egg sacks are in these next pictures. I'm not even really sure they are egg sacks. I suspect they are from their look and that they're attached to kelp.

Egg Sacks?

If you happen to know what they are, please comment!

[Update: Turns out they're not eggs at all but wandering anenome!]

Island Bay Snorkel Trail

Location: Wellington, Island Bay, New Zealand


Dive Number:   169
Bottom Time: 46m
Time In: 2:45 p.m.
Tank In:
Max Depth: 11.70 ft
Table Used:
Mix:   Air
Safety Stop: 3m
Time Out: 3:31 p.m.
Tank Out:
Average Depth: 8.00 ft
Start Pressure Group:
Surface Interval:  
End Pressure Group:


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