|back of boat snug up against the GBR|
- There was a male dominant fish on tongue reef and a harem of female fish (most reefs have the same) and this fish was named Angus. If Angus dies or goes to another reef, the next largest female fish will (over the course of about 4 weeks) have a sex change and turn into the next dominant male fish! Crazy hey.
- Same thing goes for (finding)nemo type of fish, except opposite. There is a female dominant with a harem of males. She emits a chemical in the water that keeps the males, male. When she dies or moves on and the chemical isn't dispersed anymore, the next largest male fish will have a sex change to be the next dominant female fish.
- the GBR is a) the largest living entity that b) can be seen from space
- Where we were snorkeling was about 5 metres max, if you motored another km east, it would be 300 metres and one more km would get you to 2km deep of ocean.
Here are some awesome pics:
|Todds dive getup|
The other claim to fame with the Daintree is that it is the only rainforest that meets the reef. In Cape Tribulation, you stand on the beach and see that the rainforest actually reaches out to the reef in the ocean. Crazy.
|Monitor (aka komodo dragon!) at the main reception area at beachhouse|
|deathly spider and todds hand|