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Acrobats of the ocean

Whales are not the only sea creatures that show off on the Great Barrier Reef by breeching in front of visitors. Manta rays do a great job of it too, putting on an acrobatic display before they return to the water. There are two species of manta rays. The Manta birostris can grow to 7m […]

Things that go bump

Do you love the feel of powdery white sand between your toes? Then thank the bumphead parrotfish for their hard work chomping through almost 5 tonnes of coral a year and turning it into some pretty amazing beaches in the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region. These funny-faced fish look just as their names suggests […]

Hands Off! Five Reasons Not to Touch Marine Wildlife

  A journey to the Great Barrier Reef is, for many, a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and most visitors want to make the most of their trip by engaging all the senses –  the smell and taste of the sea air, looking at all the different varieties of fish and sea life, and hearing the waves slap […]

Protect Our Waterways!

It’s called “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” A swirling vortex of waste partially visible from outer space, 10 metres thick in some places, containing 100 million tonnes of garbage, including enough plastic bottles to build a small house. And the worst part? We don’t really know how big it is; Estimates of size range from […]