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Spotted wobbegong shark
(Orectolobus maculatus)
The spotted wobbegongs around Julian Rocks are all around the three meter mark and look quite impressive when they swim straight towards you. Although this shark will mostly just lie under a rock ledge, when provoked it can do  lot of damage. Just like all wobbegongs it is able to turn around in a split second and bite the diver that touched its tail......

In the photos you can see the difference with the ornate wobbegong. The spotted wobbegong is much paler and has distinctive circles over its body. As you can see the colours and number of spots differs quite a bit between individuals