The Lion, the Guitar, and the Angel

The Alpha Odyssey

No it isn’t a knock-off of CS Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe … rather it’s a roll call of some of the fish species we saw while diving and snorkelling on our recent trip to Moreton Island. I spent much of my childhood fascinated by the Great Barrier Reef and grew up with aspirations of being a marine biologist (and then joined the Army, go figure), but my fascination with marine critters has never waned, so I plan to document some of the marine life that we see during the odyssey here on the blog.

First up, the lionfish (Pterois antennata, aka firefish, butterfly-cod or scorpionfish) is a usual suspect on shallow reefs so you generally see a few when diving on the Tangalooma wrecks. This trip I spotted two, and both were floating around in full regalia, with all banners flying. They are a…

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