To Swim With Turtles28 September 2011
To swim with a sea turtle is a dream that most people share. So graceful, in the coral sea’s clear water, as they glide by with not a care in the world.
But as we’re taken in by the beauty of this pre-historic animal, we often forget how fortunate we are to be able to swim with these placid creatures.
Of the seven existing species of sea turtle, six are listed as threatened or endangered. They are exceptionally long-lived, and are slow to reach sexual maturity. For example loggerhead turtles take around 35 years to reach sexual maturity and then breed on around 5 occasions, at intervals of several years...
Marine Bio's New Book on Normanby Island22 September 2011
David Witherall, a Marine Biologist with Frankland Island Cruises, has just published his first book on the coral & marine life found on Normanby Island (Frankland Island Group).
David has been with Frankland Island Cruises as one of their Marine Biologist for 7 years and gathered a wealth of information about the islands & its eco systems.