|February 6, 2024
A Waitangi Day dive with my son Nate and my first dive in Houghton Bay. It's a nice site in the Taputeranga Marine Reserve with a large beach.
I had heard there were one or more octopus at this site so we were on the lookout for one the whole time but didn't get lucky. There was lots of other wildlife though.
There were heaps of crayfish and I was even able to get a picture from behind one. A rare perspective as they're typically tucked under a rock or ledge facing outwards.
This (what I think is a) yellow wrasse kept swimming around us for the short while we were in its territory.
Nate was having a good time.
We even found the moulted husk of a crayfish. It's odd to see a perfectly intact but empty shell of a crayfish.
Towards the end of the dive, we found a large nest of crayfish.
We eventually made our way back to the beach and finished up the dive.
|Location: Wellington, North Island, Wellington, New Zealand
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