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Whitsunday Marine Life

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Made popular by the film Finding Nemo the clownish is a native species to the Great Barrier Reef and can be found in the Whitsundays. 

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Corals of the Whitsunday Islands and surrounds

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Whales and dolphins frequent the waters of the Whitsundays, some as full time residents and others as visitors only. Dolphins can be seen all year around on the reefs, while whales migrate during winter only, coming to the Whitsundays to calve and nurse their young. Both are a beautiful sight, with tours getting to see them regularly - just ask your tour guide the best way to spot them!

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Whilst diving in the Whitsundays do not miss the opportunity to dive on one of our Nemo trails...

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The Maori Wrasse is the favourite fish of some of the staff at Sailing Whitsundays

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The word "wobbegong" is believed to come from an Australian Aboriginal language, meaning "shaggy beard", referring to the growths around the mouth of the shark of the Great Barrier Reef. 

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Green turtles are one the largest turtle that visits the Whitsundays. The aboriginals knew that when you cooked a green turtle their fat turned an unusual bright green. This is how the name was derived. 

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The magnificent humpback whale visits the Whitsunday Islands every year during the months of late July through till October on their annual pilgrimage to warmer waters. 

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Sweetlips Look for the beautiful Harlequin Sweetlips in caves, cracks and swim throughs or under big plate coral. This is a shy fish named after his most obvious feature. If you are lucky, you might find the famous "disco dancer". 

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This is a large group of fish ranging from the small, colourful basslets to the large Queensland groupers. Its a beautiful family of fish that loves playing hide and seek with the divers. 

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