On-board Diary: Discovering Marine Life

Author: Keith Ellenbogen
Date: July 9, 2008



At 2pm this afternoon the Oceana Dive Team explored the underwater world around Isola Di Ponza, Italy. In calm seas protected by the leeward side of the island we descended to a depth of 100ft/30m for 60 minutes.

In contrast to the last dive where I focused on the environment — for this dive I concentrated on creating an image that captured my impression of the animal as it observed us observing them.

While diving along a small vertical wall, we photographed and videographed many species of marine life such as moray eels, octopi, cardinal fish (the red fish) with eggs in its mouth, sea anemones and much more.