Young Mangrove underwater in Westernport Bay, Victoria.
How do you know what lies beneath until you look.
And then when one looks under the turbid waters how does one interpret what one sees?
I am on a boat with many intrepid lookers, who don their wetsuits in all conditions and enter the water to gain an insight into the world beneath the surface. The data they collect will add to the always increasing store of knowledge about unseen worlds and help the people who are engaged to manage these places more effectively and sensitively.
I am diving too. But I do not have a wetsuit. All I have is deep curiosity and a wide open heart. And of these places underneath. I am finding spaces that I never dared dream existed.
photos by Thierry Rolland