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Reef Report for Wednesday, July 18, 2001

Marine Mammals on the Reef

Minke Whales, Humpback Whales, Dolphins, and boatloads of happy reef visitors; it has been a non-stop feast for the eyes this week.

Under the waves there has been 20 metres visibility at the southern reefs. © Dive The Reef At Fitzroy they also had 20 metres one day and 7 metres visibility the next. Dive Master Brendan said he was amazed to see the difference in visibility between the two days. He was also impressed at the amount and variety of fish life. Fitzroy is a great diving location for being so close to home. On Saxon and Hastings Reefs they have been having 12 Ė 15 metres viz. The wind has made conditions a little choppy, but the spectacular mammal sightings have kept everybody happy.

The wind will continue to blow 20 knots South East over the weekend, with maybe a few isolated showers.

A local fisherman had an interesting encounter last weekend. While fishing, a 3 metre Hammerhead Shark sidled up to the edge of his boat, and then quietly slipped back into the blue depths. The smell of the menís catch was obviously exciting its senses. What a creature to see up close!

In Hallsteadísí "Coral Sea Reef Guide", they write the Hammerhead shark more traditionally hang in schools. A large, formed school of Hammerheads is indeed a sight to see. They favour reefs with steep drop offs and deep water, and avoid the warmest tropical waters. The fish are usually shy and difficult to approach. The males are more adventurous than the females. Experienced divers do not consider them dangerous.

(C) Pro Dive Cairns The weekly reef report is written by Sue-Anne Chapman of Pro Dive Cairns, who compiles them from the many conversations she has with divers, dive instructors, captains, and others in the Cairns dive community. The report is published weekly in the Cairn Post, the local daily paper and appears here thanks to the courtesy of Pro Dive Cairns.

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