Other cool sea creatures

This is the catalogue of all the other marine critters that don’t fit into the other categories…

Dolphins

We’ve seen a few pods of dolphins so far: Tin Can Bay, feeding at dawn in Platypus Bay, Fraser Island, Tongue Bay in the Whitsundays, and a few solitary dolphins here and there. We haven’t had any ride our bow waves yet (as of 18 May 2017) but hopefully we’ll get that opportunity sometime soon!

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Dugongs

I had never seen a dugong prior to this trip. Now I’ve seen them twice: in Hervey Bay, and in Tongue Bay in the Whitsundays!

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Turtles, family Cheloniidae

We’ve seen turtles all along the east coast (6 of the 7 species of marine turtles live along the coast), but the best interactions have been in the lagoon at Lady Musgrave Island, and hanging out with ‘Burt the Turt’, a resident of Stonehaven anchorage in the Whitsundays.

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green turtle in Lady Musgrave Island lagoon.
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hawksbill turtle in Butterfly Bay, the Whitsundays

Click here for a turtle identification guide.

 

Octopus

There are a bunch of octopus living in the Tangalooma wrecks and the Tweed River.

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Starfish

I’ll get around to classifying all the different types at some stage.

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Tangalooma, Moreton Island

Jellyfish

Ditto.

 

4 Comments Add yours

  1. the octopus pic was very cool

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