Shelly Beach, Manly: Snorkelling in the Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve





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Published on Apr 21, 2012

Shelly Beach near Manly in Sydney, Australia is a popular snorkelling and diving spot. It lies within the Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve and is host to an amazing diversity of marine life.
This video was filmed over 3 visits to Shelly Beach in early-April 2012

Shot on a GoPro HD1 camera with an Eye of Mine flat lens housing.

Best viewed in full screen HD at 720p.

Just some of the fish (tentative ID's) you can see in the video are:

Smooth Toadfish (Tetractenos glaber)
Stripey (Microcanthus strigatus)
Scissor-Tail Sergeant (Abudef vaigiensis)
Blue Damsel (Pomacentrus coelestis)
Clouded Wrasse (Halichoeres nebulosus)
Morwong (Cheilodactylus fuscus)
Common Silver Belly or Silver Biddy (Gerres subfasciatus)
Black-spot Goatfish (Parupeneus signatus)
Sea Mullet (Mugil cephalus)
Maori Wasse (Opthalmolepis lineolata)
Dusky Flathead (Platycephalus fuscus)
Blue-nose Whiting (Sillago ciliata)
Southern Goatfish (Upeneichthys vlamingii)
Velvet Leatherjacket (Meuschenia scaber)
Girdled Parma (Parma unifasciata)
One-spot Puller (Chromis hypsilepis)
Ramsay's Glassfish (Ambassis marianus)
Southern Leatherjacket ( Meuschenia australis)
White Trevally (Pseudocaranx wrighti)
3:10 Eastern Stingaree (Trygonoptera sp.)
Rock Blackfish or Black Drummer (Girella elevata)
Rock Cale (Crinodus lophodon)
Australian Mado (Atypichthys strigatus)
Luderick (Girella tricuspidata)
Yellowfin Bream (Acanthopagrus australis)
Maori Wrasse (Ophthalmolepis lineolatus)
Eastern Hulafish (Trachinops taeniatus)
Crimson Banded Wrasse (Notolabrus gymnogenis)
Scissor-Tail Sergeant (Abudef vaigiensis)
Stripey (Microcanthus strigatus)

I also saw several other types of fish not featured in the video, including a small Dusky Whaler Shark.


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