16/06/2016 – Going to see the Whalesharks
The day was fabulous, sunny and bright as I went to the boat ramp to meet my group going with Ningaloo Whaleshark Swim out past the reef to look for and swim with the whalesharks. Firstly though, they said we were going to snorkel within the reef so that they could make sure that everyone was capable and could snorkel safely.
That was fine with me as I wanted to try out my new underwater camera before seeing the whalesharks. The coral was disappointing, no vivid colours, but the fish were vibrant.
Look carefully and you can see the little blue ones that were darting everywhere. Again the coral has lots of shapes but no colour.
A school of long skinny fish – that’s as technical as I get.
This was quite a steep drop off from the reef, apparently at the bottom was a small hole where a giant groper resided but I couldn’t get down deep enough to see it.
I did find a couple of new coral growing, it would be amazing if all of the reef was like this.
More lovely shapes with no colour and some yellow fish. I think this is or was brain coral.