Golden Dawn - Coral Sea
by Captain Craig DeWit
In early November with a group of divers from See & Sea Travel, Inc. I decided to go on a hunt at the dive site we call The End Bommie. I wished to find the elusive Rhinopias aphanes , otherwise known as the Merlots Scorpionfish.
That morning the excitement was high. Im happy to report that our search was rewarded with not just one but two Rhinopias
of different colors! A large green Rhinopias aphanes
was sitting in approximately 15 feet of water on a coral rock, and another smaller, black one at 30 feet on the coral wall. Bingo! We had found one of the great stars of diving!
I shared the photos with Bob and Dinah Halstead. In all the years we have lived in Port Moresby we never know what Secrets of the Sea lived within a few miles of us.
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