Rare Stingray Spotted On Great Barrier Reef

Porcupine Ray, photographed by Chris Witty, as from www.cairns.com.au

A rare stingray, listed as vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, has been photographed on the Great Barrier Reef. The Porcupine Ray (Urogymnus asperrimus) was spotted by guests aboard Wavelength Reef Charters at Opal Reef, latitude 16°13 longitude 145°53.5 earlier this year.

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Tusa Dive Invests $3 Million In New Boat

Cairns newest Great Barrier Reef day tour boat TUSA 6

Cairns’ Great Barrier Reef day dive and snorkel tour fleet will have a new vessel in June this year, when Tusa Dive launch the latest in their series, TUSA 6. Currently being constructed by leading Brisbane company Aluminum Marine, the 24m TUSA 6 has been designed to maximise passenger comfort and environmental performance.

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