The Hoju Saram

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Reef Trip

Went out to John Brewer reef on the weekend with Sunsea Cruises it was brilliant. Did lots of snorkelling and saw some great fish. Lots of big parrot fish, Nemo , Dori and even saw a sea turtle.

We we told that it was the best day for visibility in about 3 months, and I can believe it , in some places (under the boat ) it was 20 metres deep and you could easily see the bottom. I have to say however that compared to how the reef used to be 15-20 years ago it is now a complete mess. Coral bleaching , sea temperature rises and the crown of thorns starfish have all taken their toll. The tour operators gave us a gloomy prediction that the reef would probably me gone in 10-20 years, so if you want to see what is left of it you had better get out there soon.

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