Heard the name Raja Ampat, but not quite sure what makes it so special? In three words: location, location, location. In one: Biodiversity. But why, and how, and why again? Diveplanit explains.
Huon and the DPI are planning a fish farm right next to Broughton Island at Port Stephens – with no Environmental Impact Assessment on the local marine fauna and the tourism industry that depends on it.
Between May and July each year thousands of giant cuttlefish choose a remote patch of coastline between False Bay and Fitzgerald Bay near Whyalla, South Australia to aggregate and spawn. It’s estimated that this year between 150,000 and 200,000 individuals are present right now.
From pilot to preservationist, Peter Gash has transformed a deserted mine site into an eco resort that gifts guests with a love for the marine environment and a desire to protect it.
Cleo was born at Reef HQ – the Great Barrier Reef Aquarium in Townsville. Cleo’s Mum is a leopard shark called Leonie, and here’s the surprise: Cleo doesn’t have a father.
What makes a world class dive site like Sipadan? Usually it is: location, location, location!!! But nowadays protection is a big factor too!
Tawali Dive Resort’s unique location on the northern coast gives access to the best dive sites in Milne Bay: pristine coral reefs, muck diving & WWII wrecks
Confused by what’s happening to the NSW Marine Park? Re-zoning of sanctuaries and amnesties on not being able to fish? Me too. Not surprisingly though – there does seem to be a concerted effort to bamboozle the public on this one
Biodiversity#13: Octopus. A cephalopod mollusc of the order Octopoda, literally meaning ‘eight-foot’. Their bodies have no internal or external hard parts and they have been known to squeeze through very small apertures – mainly in order to escape!
The octopus is the smartest invertebrate on the planet with better capabilities than a Terminator 2 model T-1000 – and we like to eat them.
What’s it like to encounter a whale shark in the deep blue? There are a just a few places around the world where you can go diving with whale sharks.
We are ending biodiversity week with probably the biggest example of the diverse species that inhabit our oceans: The Whale Shark. So named because it is as big as many whales and like many whales, a filter feeder.