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Underwater Photo Location: Ricketts Point

Underwater Photo Location: Ricketts Point

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From the Official Parks Victoria Website:
Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary encompasses a diversity of habitats and an associated diversity of flora and fauna within a relatively small area. It is an outstanding example of a sandstone reef habitat that occurs in northern Port Phillip Bay and is also an important site for migratory and resident bird species. It is easily accessible from Melbourne and is a
popular site for snorkelling, diving and education.

The Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary at Beaumaris in northern Port Phillip Bay is approximately twenty kilometres from the centre of Melbourne. The Sanctuary includes nearly three kilometres of coast line and the majority of the Sanctuary is in shallow waters ( < 5 m depth).

Facts about Ricketts Point
  • It is in Australia
  • The typical depth is 0-10 Metres 0-30 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 0-3 Metres 0-10 Feet.
Dive types

Marine Life

Photo facilities

by Bill Van Eyk
Ricketts Point, snapping shrimp-Alpheus sp. : The fingers at the end of the larger claw are used to make a loud snapping noise to stun prey and scare divers! Not much is know about this species.

by Bill Van Eyk
Small snapper shrimp; Alpheus novaezealandiae. Snapping shrimps or pistol shrimps are immediately distinguished from other families by having one claw much larger than the other, the larger claw cylindrical and with a parrot-beak-like finger.

by Bill Van Eyk
Flathead sitting still in lettuce seaweed.

by Bill Van Eyk
Snapping shrimp - true it snapped me! Alpheus sp.

by Bill Van Eyk
Calamari Swimming in formation -

by Bill Van Eyk
The Southern Hulafish (Trachinops caudimaculatus) is a temperate water fish species is a member of the family Plesiopidae which includes the ‘Blue Devils’ and ‘Hulafishes’.

by Bill Van Eyk
Stingray with penetrating stare . . .

by Bill Van Eyk
Curious Leather Jacket.

by Shelley Hooper
Tiny slug at Ricketts Point, Beaumauris, Victoria.
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