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At 12:07 PM 31/05/99 +1000, Simon Hartley wrote:
>At 10:03 30/05/1999 +1000, Strike wrote:
>>Although the sea conditions were calm and the sun was shining brightly, the
>>underwater visibility was down to about 4 - 5-metres, during yesterday's
>>dive at Shelly Beach.
>
>Hey, I dream of 4-5 metres vis  :-)
 
Sometimes I do, too!  And then I wake up in a cold sweat!  :-)
 
 (snip)
 
>>Early on in the dive and out of the corner of one eye, I suddenly noticed a
>>flurry of activity.  A large eastern blue grouper was venting what looked
>>like clouds of black smoke out of its mouth!  I looked closer and saw a
>>still wriggling tentacle poking out of one side of the mouth and realised
>>that the 'black smoke' was a cloud of ink!  The last desperate attempt of
>>either a smaller cuttlefish, octopus or squid, to avoid being eaten for
>>breakfast!
>
>Amazing, I though blue grouper were mostly bottom feeders.  I wouldn't have
>thought they could catch a squid.
 
I couldn't tell from the bit of tentacle on view, but that being the case,
it was probably an octopus!  :-)
 
Strike