Coffin Bay is home to some of natures most beautiful creatures - And we are the lucky ones who get to work in their presence. Take the curious and inquisitive Bottle-Nose Dolphin, a personal favorite and in our opinion a Sea Puppy. We have had our fair share of Dolphin, Seal and Crab encounters over the years; but some are rare and are a once in a life time experience. In 2019, a Turtle was spotted in the shallows of Kellidie Bay, a super rare sighting.
"(It is) the first live footage I've ever seen of one swimming around in SA waters" - Honorary researcher at the SA Museum Dr Mark Hutchinson.
We see many Crustaceans in the water's of Coffin Bay, and there is so many varieties of Crab that call this place home. From Left to Right we've got a Spider Crab, who tend to wander all throughout Coffins in the warmer months, Rock Crabs who are around all seasons.
This little fella on the right is a Decorator Crab They grow about 5cm wide with long legs and blue-and-orange claws! They camouflage themselves by attaching seaweed to their shells and legs! They belong to the spider crab family.
Here are some of our favorite snaps of our beloved fauna we get to share the sea and land with - and even some of our by-catch!
Please note, that all by-catch is safely returned to the water after we have taken our snap. We would hate to be endangering the environment we are lucky enough to share call home with these cool critters.