What is a Fringing Reef?
Ocean Rafting offers a number of amazing products that visit Whitehaven, the number one beach in the world, the incredible Hill Inlet Lookout and of course the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef spans for over 344,400km² along the east coast of Australia, if that’s a bit hard to picture, imagine a football […]
What is Coral Spawning?
What is coral spawning? Something most people have heard of, but often something that people don’t fully understand. It is often mistaken for algae blooms such as Trichodesmium. But in reality, coral spawn is much rarer and more significant than people might think. Coral spawn is one of natures most spectacular events. Hard, stony corals […]
What is Coral Bleaching?
One of the most common questions we receive about the Great Barrier Reef is ‘what is coral bleaching?’ In recent years the Great Barrier Reef has been subject to media reports of large scale bleaching events. This article aims to provide you with a coral bleaching 101! Covering what bleaching is, what causes corals to […]
What is Coral?
What is coral? Is it an animal, plant or rock? To the naked eye, it is a bit tricky to tell! But the answer is actually all 3! With over 600 species of coral found on the Great Barrier Reef, a basic understanding of what you are looking at, really helps you appreciate the beauty […]