This is the catalogue of all the other marine critters that don’t fit into the other categories…
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!
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!
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.
There are a bunch of octopus living in the Tangalooma wrecks and the Tweed River.
I’ll get around to classifying all the different types at some stage.