i havent posted in a while , last time i posted i shared an amazing experience i had with group mating squid .
my latest experience which happened today was at a local dive site with some octopus .
this site is in about 15/16m depth with a fine sandy ,silty bottom , i was exploring this awesome muck diving location when i started coming upon groups of Juvenile Port Jackson Sharks , then i came upon an area at least 3meters across that was thick with empty scallop shells and Balin shells (like conch shells) in this area there was about 8 ockys living in individual holes tunneled into the shells , with one big ocky living in the centre with a rock as his house cover , ,
i spent some time with these guys and after a while they started coming out of their holes and checking me out , the big guy reached his arm right out and approached me , they were not shy after a while ,
im pretty sure they would VERY rarely see divers at this location .
also ther were a number 10-15 of juvenile port jackson sharks living in the area , resting upon the ockys holes , one guy was poking his head into the dominant big ockys hole , this did not seem agresive or threatening, quite unusuual .
i took photos will post shortly ,
wondering has any else seen this group living /nest building type of behavior before ,
is it unusual for ockys to live in such close proximity to juvenile port jackson sharks .