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September 2007 – Sydney Coffee & Chocolate Tours and Humpback Whales

Shelagh Coleman talks about coffee and chocolates during her wonderful Sydney coffee and chocolate walking tour! Stella walks the streets of Sydney with Shelagh Coleman during her tour The best part of Shelagh's tour - trying out the chocolates! Taking a short break from reefs and [...]

August 2007 – Nautilus

Chambered nautilus (Nautilus pompilius) Now how did these beautiful deep-sea living fossils become so vulnerable? Our untiring quest to get them protected is unwavering. We must learn more about them before we can fight for their preservation. Guests help out Undersea Explorer marine biologist Qamar to engrave, photograph and measure caught nautilus for research [...]

July 2007 – Mike Ball Spoil Sport

Minke whale passing Lighthouse Bommie Mike Ball Dive Expedition in Pixie's Pinnacle - split level Mike Ball's luxurious liveaboard Spoil Sport brought us to the Great Barrier Reef's famous Ribbon Reefs to interact with the playful minke whales. Moored in Lighthouse Bommie, minkes passed under us criss-crossing the [...]

May 2007 – Sharks, Nautilus and Planktons

Undersea Explorer crew collect tissue samples of a grey reef shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) at Osprey Reef North Horn on the UE back deck. Karl measuring a nautilus as part of the marine research done onboard the Undersea Explorer And yet another exciting trip on the Undersea Explorer for more science [...]

April 2007 – Daintree Slideshow

Yogi's Daintree EcoLodge slideshow flyer We were invited to give a public slideshow in a wonderful place called the Daintree EcoLodge & Spa. With our brochure nicely done and announcements in the Port Douglas Gazette, the turnout was pretty good and it was an altogether fantastic 2 hour affair at the heart of Far [...]

February 2007 Glowing Fungi

One of the best-known bioluminescent fungi in Australia possibly Pleurotus nidiformis. This large, irregular-shaped fungus with a small stem often grows in dense clusters at the base of living or dead eucalypts. Bioluminescent mushroom light is created by a chemical reaction with a substance called luciferin which reacts with an enzyme, luciferase, causing the [...]

December 2006 – box jellyfish

Associate Professor Dr. Jamie Seymour or the “Jelly Dude from Nemo land” showing Irukanji jellyfish swimming around the Kreisel tank in the James Cook University aquarium facility. Irukandji box jellyfish feeding on; catching fish (Carukia barnesi). The deadly Irukandji jellyfish is found in north Australian waters during the jellyfish season [...]

November 2006 – Western Australia

Split level coral reef shallows and snorkelling Stella with Kimberley Escape in the Rowley Shoals, Western Australia Colourful gorgonian fan and soft corals with diver in the Rowley Shoals Stella drift snorkelling in Clerke Reef channel of the Rowley Shoals November saw us back to Western Australia to [...]