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    It's that time of year - Spider Crab migration

    Yup, it's that time when all the thousands of spider crabs living at the bottom of Port Phillip Bay come up to the shallow waters to moult and shed their old shells for new ones.

    It is quite an amazing sight and although we were a couple of days too late to see some of the amazing crab towers they form, it was literally wall to wall spider crabs as they all mooch around.

    one of the best places to see them is off the pier at Blairgowrie



    Reason for posting the photo of the pier is that there has been some recent tongue in cheek yachtie bashing but the yacht club at Blairgowrie who own the pier got sick of divers scrambling all over their pier for entry and exit as it is one of the best shore dives in the bay for squidgey stuff (seahorses and nudibrancs) . Rather than putting up notices banning divers they built a pontoon specially for divers, which no boats are allowed to moor on, and there are diver friendly entry and exit ladders. My theory is that they did this because they thought that if they tried to ban divers it would only encourage them

    Air temp was 14c and water temp was 12c. Like a muppet I had construed to forget my hood. However, necessity being the mother of invention and all that, I can confirm that a Namron neoprene knee pad made makes an adequate if somewhat sartorially inelegant substitute....

    I dindt take the photos of the crabs they were taken by my normal buddy Andy who had dived earlier in the day than I did.




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    Mmmmm tasty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelemonkey View Post
    Mmmmm tasty.
    Nahh! Only had it once. It's like celery............ One of very few calorie negative foods. Energy used eating it greater than calories obtained from it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelemonkey View Post
    Mmmmm tasty.
    I have a few resting in my fridge, following a nice warm bath last night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Digger View Post
    Nahh! Only had it once. It's like celery............ One of very few calorie negative foods. Energy used eating it greater than calories obtained from it.
    My doctor tells me that crabs, prawns etc are full of bad cholesterol.
    Paul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelemonkey View Post
    My doctor tells me that crabs, prawns etc are full of bad cholesterol.
    The latest reports are that a low cholesterol diet can cause early onset dementia as your brain needs the stuff.

    https://wearechange.org/study-shows-...dementia-risk/
    Last edited by Spirit of Guernsey; 15-06-2017 at 09:21 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit of Guernsey View Post
    The latest reports are that a low cholesterol diet can cause early onset dementia as your brain needs the stuff.

    https://wearechange.org/study-shows-...dementia-risk/
    Just as well as I ignore my doctor.
    Paul.
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    Human beings were invented by water as a means of moving itself from one place to another.


 

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