Wonders of the Great Barrier Reef Australia

By admin| June 13, 2016|

Australia is home to the world's biggest living structure. Running almost the whole length of Queensland, The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from space. Made of  thousands of small reefs, islets, atolls and islands, the Great Barrier Reef starts near Bundaberg in the south and continues north of Cape York into the Torres Strait in the north. That's a total distance of 2,600 km. Or, to put it in perspective on a global scale, it's about the same distance

Whale Migration and Breeding

By admin| June 19, 2012|

During autumn in Antarctica, when ice forms on the sea surface and the air takes on a palpable chill, a great whale migration occurs, as these prodigious marine mammals head north towards the world’s more tropical waters. Each year, around 2,000 Humpback Whales make the annual migration towards Cairns, where they mate and give birth in warmer, more nurturing waters. These rather acrobatic creatures are also the fifth largest animal in the world, and if you're lucky, they can be

Humpback Whales Arrive at The Great Barrier Reef

By admin| June 1, 2011|

It's that time of the year again as reports of the first Humpback Whales arriving on the Great Barrier Reef off Port Douglas and Cairns are rolling in. If you're planning a trip to the Great Barrier Reef off Port Douglas or Cairns this winter you've got a good chance of seeing these amazing marine giants! A group of Southern Humpback Whales migrate approximately 10000 kilometres each year from the Antarctic waters to the warm waters of the Great

Humbled by a Humpback Whale

By admin| October 19, 2009|

I have been in the water for fifteen minutes. The water is thirty-five metres deep and clear. It is now silent and shafts of sunlight meet at a point beneath me in the blue void. I feel surprisingly relaxed. Out of the stillness, a shoal of five large and energetic remoras swim directly to me as if they are lieutenants preparing a visit for their eminent host. They spin around heading back towards the whale, which again rises to the

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