Fish using tools on the Great Barrier Reef Australia

By admin| July 11, 2011|

Here’s another great reason to visit the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, you might be lucky enough to see fish using tools… On the 12th November 2006 Scott Gardner observed a Blackspot Tuskfish using a rock as an anvil to open a cockle shell. Fragments of shell around the rock suggest it had been used a few times to crack open the hard shell so the fish could get to the food inside. While reports of fish using rocks to

The Great Barrier Reef Australia – Coral Research

By proof| February 10, 2011|

Recent flooding in South East Queensland and the recent cyclone Yasi means weather in Australia is a hot topic at the moment. Mother nature is a powerful and mystical force. The Great Barrier Reef Australia is constantly being probed for its secrets and limitless wonders with recent research showing that coral can unlock a history of rainfall in North Queensland that predates recordings from modern instruments. By examining coral cores on the Great Barrier Reef The Australian Institute of Marine

Whale Shark Spotted On The Great Barrier Reef Australia

By proof| December 20, 2010|

This Photo of a Whale Shark was taken by the Aristocat Crew. Tourists were treated to a lucky encounter on a trip to The Great Barrier Reef on the 5th November 2010 when the boat they were aboard (Aristocat) came across a Whale Shark. The Whale Shark stayed with the boat for around 25 minutes, during which time this photo was snapped. "In 20 years, I’ve probably seen about 10 of them," said Scott Nelson, skipper of the

Pygmy Seahorse Discovery – The Great Barrier Reef Australia

By proof| December 14, 2010|

James Cook University scientists believe they have discovered a new species of Pygmy Seahorse on The Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The recent discovery comes after searching 100 metres beneath the surface 200 kilometres from Cairns, Australia. At 5mm long the newly discovered Pygmy seahorse could be the world’s smallest vertebrate. The expedition was lead by Tom Bridge from James Cook University. “As you go deeper and deeper, you find less familiar critters,” Mr Bridge said.  “Pygmy seahorses have been discovered

Great Barrier Reef Accommodation and Experiences Australia

By proof| October 29, 2010|

One of the main drawcards for visitors to Cairns and Port Douglas, Australia is The Great Barrier Reef. Whether you’re on a honeymoon, lazy resort holiday or an adventure trip you can combine your eco accommodation at Thala Beach Lodge with some of these Great Barrier Reef Experiences. Honeymoon If you’re on a honeymoon why not book a helicopter flight out to a private sand cay surrounded by crystal clear coral waters.  Or take a scenic flight over The Great

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