Category: Wildlife

The Tastiest Transgender Fish in the Sea

In each hand, she held a fish by the gills. One was a small shark, the other some sort of fish with a white chin and fangs. I swallowed a couple of times before I could speak. “Been fishing?” “My

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Rats!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BNLuKHalYs] Charles Darwin never made it to the Abrolhos. He left the Beagle to go write some books about coral reefs, evolution and the origin of species. So it was John Lort Stokes in the HMS Beagle who made the

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Sirens Versus Sharks – Who’s More Dangerous?

Which do YOU think is more dangerous – a siren or a shark? Most people would probably say sharks. I mean, there’s the teeth, the sheer size of a shark…as well as the uncertainty as to whether sirens or mermaids

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Cursed with Murder, Mutiny and Lust – Batavia Shipwreck

“The Abrolhos is cursed, with murder, mutiny and lust. On a stormy night almost 400 years ago, the Dutch ship Batavia was sailing from the Cape of Good Hope to Batavia in Indonesia. The lookout saw what he thought was

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Our Cursed Island Home – the Houtman Abrolhos Islands

“Welcome to the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, girls. They may be cursed, but for a time they will also be home.” – Sirena, Ocean’s Gift [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nXsfIr2w4A] Fractured moonlight on the water was the only sign of the reefs on the surface,

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Best Fishing of Your Life…

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19kzW1yGO7k] “I got a cousin who does some charter fishing out at the Abrolhos. Best fishing of your life, mate. I’ll give him a call, see if I can set you up.” – Dean, Ocean’s Gift Charter fishing is when

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Not Another Shark Attack

I won’t launch an attack on sharks. I like sharks – they’re big, mysterious fish; they haven’t changed much in millions of years; and they taste delicious when they’re dead, filleted and fried. Sharks seem to be the flavour of

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Humpback Whales – A Sight to See

More than 40, 000 humpback whales travel from Antarctica to Australia every year. They swim up the coast, blowing air out of their blowholes, breaching, breeding and birthing their calves. They even sing – I’ve heard them both above and

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