Kelp Beds Reef

Kelp Beds Reef
In the Lonsdale bight midway between Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff is an area which is marked on Admiralty charts as the Kelp Beds. Here, large stalks of kelp extend up from the bottom forming the kelp forest. This dive site should be dived at slack tide because of the strong currents. The kelp is plentiful here because of the nutrients that get carried to the kelp from the currents. Fish that are common to the dive site are the Blue Devil, Old Wives, Yellow Tailed King fish, Port Jacksons and the odd friendly seal.
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