Fast Facts: Eastern Blue Groper

Despite the name, the Eastern Blue Groper is not a groper, but a wrasse. It lives in shallow coastal waters and is regularly seen around exposed reefs. It has peg-like teeth, heavy scales, a large tail and thick lips. Juveniles are brown to green brown. Juveniles are all female. As the fish matures, it goesContinue reading “Fast Facts: Eastern Blue Groper”

Moving along “Swimming”ly.

Australia is surrounded by water and swimming is one of many great passions. As well as being fun, swimming is a great way to keep fit, stay healthy and make friends. Swimming: Is one of the most popular sports in Australia. Is a healthy activity that you can continue for a lifetime, has many physicalContinue reading “Moving along “Swimming”ly.”

Fast Facts: Blue Bottles

The bluebottle (Physalia utriculus) is sometimes confused with its larger, more venomous Atlantic cousin, the Portuguese Man o’ War. It is a common summer visitor to Sydney beaches. In Sydney, it is the north eastern winds and warmer currents, that bring them to beaches on the incoming tides. The Bluebottle is really a colony of fourContinue reading “Fast Facts: Blue Bottles”

Short Story: Green Turtle

I feel the violent bumps of the dirt-road pot holes rattle every bone of my body, as I cling onto the internal rails of the bus, like a drowning cat. I hear the American accent of my newfound friend, as I contemplate my travel plans. I ask “what about snorkelling down the road? Are youContinue reading “Short Story: Green Turtle”

“Leap” of Faith!

There’s an awesome Dive Site called the “Leap to Steps,” found in Kurnell, Sydney. The “Leap” in Leap to Steps, comes from a platform you can leap off to commence your dive (dive conditions dependent, of course). Whilst carefully walking onto this platform with your dive gear to make that Leap of Faith, ensure yourContinue reading ““Leap” of Faith!”