Great Barrier Reef snorkelling
November 2014

Great Barrier Reef coral spawn: happening soon!

Unless you’ve been hiding in a world wide web black spot behind a sand dune, you’ve probably already heard about nature’s spectacularly synchronis… More...



Dugong 132
September 2014

Dugongs – nature’s smartest mammal!

Known as the mermaid of the sea, dugongs (or manatees) are shy bashful creatures. The jury is still out on how or why dugongs were mistaken for mermaids, but s… More...



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August 2014

Dolphins and Whales sighted by Thala Beach Nature Reserve guests

It’s humpback whale season in Tropical North Queensland with humpbacks recently spotted by guests staying at Thala Beach Nature Reserve. Venturing no… More...



Parrot Fish on the Great Barrier Reef Australia
September 2012

Parrot Fish

The colourful, ubiquitous parrot fish is a marvellous addition to the waters surrounding the Great Barrier Reef. Besides handsomely adding to the colour… More...



Batfish
September 2012

Batfish

While fish have different things going for them, it surely would pay to be a batfish, an elongated, laterally flattened species that could dart through the… More...



Crinoid
September 2012

Crinoids

Often termed lilies of the sea, crinoids, which can resemble a beautiful underwater flower, or perhaps even a creature from a Ridley Scott thriller, are am… More...



Butterfly Cod
July 2012

Butterfly Cod

A striking looking creature, which looks as if it’s set to star in an underwater Chinese New Year Parade, the Butterfly Cod is adorned with fins and spikes… More...



Giant Clam
July 2012

Giant Clam

A beautiful sight to behold, the giant clam, which enjoys the warm waters surrounding the Great Barrier Reef, is the largest living bivalve mollusc. At tim… More...



Snorkelling Great Barrier Reef
June 2012

Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef

For a fun and accessible way to see rare and colourful creatures in a pristine coral environment, that’s also the largest in the world, there’s arguabl… More...



Maori Wrasse Australia
June 2012

Maori Wrasse

One of the many striking, yet rather unusual looking inhabitants of the Great Barrier Reef is the Maori Wrasse. This bone headed bather contains two deligh… More...



Night Dive
June 2012

Night Dive on the Great Barrier Reef

With such an array of wildlife, including six turtle species, numerous whales and dolphins, and over 150,000 species of tropical fish, the Great Barrier R… More...



Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tours
May 2012

Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tours

Of all the ways to see Australia’s remarkable Great Barrier Reef, possibly the best way to get an overall perspective of this enormous living organism is… More...



Catlin Seaview Survey
April 2012

Catlin Seaview Survey

A new state-of-the-art project is underway that will show the Great Barrier Reef in a way never seen before. Titled the Catlin Seaview Survey, the project i… More...



The Great Barrier Reef Documentary
April 2012

Great Barrier Reef Documentary

The world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, the planet’s largest living organism, is a truly remarkable site to behold. Such an impressive subject is… More...



Coral Spawning Great Barrier Reef
November 2011

Coral Spawning The Great Barrier Reef Australia 2011

The Great Barrier Reef is set to put on another amazing show shortly as the annual coral spawning takes place. The coral spawning usually occurs 4 to 6 nights… More...



Humpback Whale Great Barrier Reef
June 2011

Humpback Whales Arrive at The Great Barrier Reef

A Humpback Whale photographed on the Great Barrier Reef off Port Douglas Australia.It’s that time of the year again as reports of the first Humpback… More...




May 2011

Cairns Airport Challenge Cairns 2011

The Cairns Airport Challenge Cairns Triathlon will see thousands of athletes, spectators and media flock to the area for the headline event of the Cairns A… More...




December 2010

Round Headed Parrotfish Research – The Great Barrier Reef Australia

Round Headed Parrotfish at night on The Great Barrier Reef Australia. (Source: Lexa Grutter/researcher) New research conducted by the University Of Que… More...




September 2010

Coral Trout Australia

A common and special sight on the Great Barrier Reef is the Coral Trout. Coral Trout are targeted by the fishing industry because they are a good eating fish a… More...




August 2010

Dwarf Minke Whale Story

Rob Prettejohn made an appearance in a story on Seven’s Sunday Night Television show on 29th August 2010. We couldn’t resist posting the segm… More...