Monday, September 14, 2015

North East Herald Cay - A healthy reef system with curious fish!

The reef system around North East Herald Cay is exposed to the Coral Sea and can be pounded by large seas so only the hardiest coral survives. Nonetheless, there are some amazing patches of coral inside the reef barrier around the cay and friendly fish everywhere.

Emily and Ryan were enthralled as large schools of Garfish and reef fish encirled them. They even seemed to enjoy the regular encounters with small(ish) reef sharks...

The amount of underwater life at North East Herald Cay when compared to East Diamond Islet is stunning and it is clear that 'No Fishing Zones' really do work!

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