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Leopard Shark Mother’s Virgin Birth

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.

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Biodiversity #22 – Queensland Groper

Biodiversity #22 – Queensland Groper (Epinephelus lanceolatus). The largest bony fish associated with coral reefs growing to nearly 3m length. Has a large mouth and rounded tail. Diet includes sharks and young turtle.

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Biodiversity #10 – The Manta Ray

Biodiversity #10 – Manta rays are among the largest fish in the ocean, growing up to 7m from wing tip to wing tip. Manta rays also have the largest brain to body size ratio of any living fish. They are completely harmless unless you happen to be a plankton. They are aware of, and interact with divers.