31 March 2016 – Coral Bleaching at the Solitary Islands
We had a beautiful day out at South Solitary Island today, both dives were up the top end of the island, seeing Grey Nurse Sharks, Bullrays, Stingrays, Blackcod, Painted Crayfish, Box-fish, and lots more.
The Visibility today was between 12-15m and temperature was around 24C on the bottom.
Congratulations to JayJay who finished her PADI Open Water Course today and Rhys who completed his PADI Advanced Open Water Course!!!
With the amazing day of diving aside, we have a serious note about coral bleaching that is evident up and down the coast! The photo you see here is of the coral at South Solitary island which is severely bleached. Scientists believe that pollution has led to the increase in water temperature which is killing our corals. We have never seen it this bad before and are deeply saddened by the death of this coral.
Lets hope the water temperature drops soon to minimize damage to the Solitary Islands.