Happy World Turtle Day everyone!! We get an extra reason to shellabrate our turtley awesome friends today!!! The purpose of today is to bring attention to the threats that our turtles face and to encourage human action to help them. What can you do in your daily life to help these guys survive and thrive?
Just chillin in the @gbrmarinepark this turtle Tuesday 🐢😎
Life in the underwater city that makes up your average Bommie can get a little busy sometimes!
Take a moment to fall in love with the underwater world...
Here's a little info on one of our favourite sites at the beautiful Mackay Reef the aptly named Turtles... Visibility: On average you can expect to experience 10-15m of visibility whilst snorkelling at ‘Turtles’. One of the advantages of utilising this location on a ‘not so picture perfect day’ is the gradual change in depth and the protection that is provided by the sandcay. As a rule of thumb, the shallower you are the better the visibility, not to mention you’ll have the reef and all of its inhabitant’s right in front of you, blowing your mind! So DON’T PANIC, if the sun isn’t shining, the sky is crying or the winds are howling you can trust that Turtles will put on a show. Side note, the fish are pretty used to getting wet! Highlights: Turtles, turtles, turtles! Did we mention turtles ?! The Great Barrier Reef is home to 6 of the 7 species of sea turtles in the world. We have a couple of residents that call ‘Turtles’ home, they have hung around long enough now to gain local status and are well respected in the underwater community. Their funny sense of humour and relaxed outlook on life (especially after over dosing on jelly fish) means they are well liked by our guests. Happy to pose long enough for a selfie or an obligatory new Facebook profile photo. It goes without saying, they’re just turtley awesome. Health: At Ocean Safari we are so spoilt with our remote location here in the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. The minimal development within the National Park including little to no coastal development is a huge contributing factor to the health of Mackay Reef. The mangrove coastline remains intact and continues to buffer and act as a filtration system from land based activities that may otherwise affect the health at Mackay and surrounding reefs. The stability this creates for the health of the reef is reflected in the pristine conditions that our guests experience.
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Let your very own personal guide take you on a journey to discover the magical Mackay reef in the @gbrmarinepark
Another magical moment from our recent encounter with this beautiful Eagle Ray!