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Green Sea Turtle

Green Sea Turtle

The Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) are found in the tropical waters around the Great Barrier Reef. They have a smooth, high-domed carapace (shell), are olive green in colour, with occasional brown, reddish-brown or black highlights. Hatch-lings have a black carapace with more »

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Whitetip reef shark

Whitetip Reef Shark

The Whitetip Reef Shark (Triaeodon obesus) is one of the smaller shark species found on the Great Barrier Reef. It is easily recognizable by its slender body and short but broad head, as well as tubular skin flaps beside the nostrils, more »

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Buff Banded Rail

Buff Branded Rail

The Buff-banded Rail is a demure, distinctively coloured medium sized rail of the Rallidae  family. It is found throughout many island of Australasia and the south-west Pacific region. These birds are ground dwelling nesting birds the size of a small more »

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Osprey, Green Island

Ospreys (sometimes known as the sea hawk, fish eagle or fish hawk) are fish-eating birds of prey that make the Great Barrier Reef their home. They are found on all continents except for Antarctica. Typically an Ospreys diet consists of more »

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