The Conservation Guru
September 12, 2012
At Kingscliff NSW, we met the Watersports Guru and the GreenTurtles of Cook Island.
The Watersports Guru knows his Green Turtles, some of them personally. He and his crew will also lend a hand and keep the Turtles habitat clean, by removing the rubbish they find along the way. http://watersportsguru.com/
Green Turtles were the highlight in the waters around Cook Island and Kingscliff, and the snorkelling was the best way to see them. A few rafts of Hutton’s, and perhaps a few Fluttering Shearwater were unusually present around some jellyfish.
Bottle-nosed & Dolphins and Humpback Whale were observed quite closely, along with a single Leatherback Turtle.
Australian Gannet, Eastern Curlew and Crested Tern added to the diversity, along with several Osprey, some successfully fishing and using artificial platforms.
|Hutton's Shearwater (Puffinus huttoni)||1|
|Australasian Gannet (Morus serrator)||1|
|Land Birds||4 species|
|Azure Kingfisher (Ceyx azureus)||1|
|Eastern Osprey (Pandion cristatus)||1|
|Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis)||1|
|Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta)||1|
|Marine Reptiles||1 species|
|Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas)||1|