Keppel Islands lunar bleaching?

Keppel Islands lunar bleaching?

Corals at Monkey Beach reef off Great Keppel Island were exposed to the air during the spring low tides at around 3am and 3pm on the 28th and 29th of September 2019. These extreme ‘spring’ low and high tides occur monthly at the time of the New Moon but...
The opportunists of the sea

The opportunists of the sea

Coral will grow just about anywhere! This diver’s mask lay submerged for months and has become home to sponges, soft corals, turf algae, macro algae and what looks like a cyanobacteria. It shows how opportunistic marine animals and plants can be....
Tuskfish uses rock to crack open cockle shell

Tuskfish uses rock to crack open cockle shell

Scott Gardner was returning from an 18-metre dive in the Keppels on 12 November 2006 when he heard a cracking noise. He saw a tuskfish hovering just above a sand patch near a rock grasping a cockle in its mouth. His photos show the fish grasping the shell in its jaws...