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Southern Great Barrier Reef Corals

Southern Great Barrier Reef Corals

Guest Blogger Bio Natalie Lobartolo

The Southern Great Barrier Reef is comprised of coral cays – underwater hills that were once completely submerged, until baby corals began to colonize the substrate, growing up and out towards the surface and sunlight. Corals form the most intricately stunning structures. They are the basis of all life on the reef.

Meet The Great 8: Whales

Meet The Great 8: Whales

Guest Blogger Bio Natalie Lobartolo

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Meet The Great 8: Sharks

Meet The Great 8: Sharks

Guest Blogger Bio Natalie Lobartolo

When we mention sharks, there are usually two reactions: excitement or fear. Hollywood blockbusters and mainstream media have portrayed sharks as human eating machines; however, the reality is far from that.

Meet the Great 8!

Meet the Great 8!

Guest Blogger Bio Natalie Lobartolo

From microscopic plankton to whales, the array of life on the reef is unlike anywhere else on the planet. While searching for the charismatic Great 8, what other hidden treasures might you find?

Islands & Reefs of the Capricorn Bunker Group

Islands & Reefs of the Capricorn Bunker Group

Guest Blogger Bio Natalie Lobartolo

About 10,000 years ago, you could set out on foot from the mainland towards the horizon, and reach what are now the reefs and islands of the Capricorn Bunker group. Kangaroos and all sorts of native Australian wildlife bounced around, and indigenous Australians roamed the lands in harmony with nature. At the end of the last ice age, sea levels began to rise before stabilizing about 6,000 years ago. Corals began to settle on the underwater plateaus and slowly replicated themselves to form colonies, growing up towards the surface.