Having a Whale of a Time in Fiji
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18 Aug 2011
Frontier Fiji are in a state of complete elation after having their best survey of 2011 last week. The team have been diving the inner barrier reef as part of their new collaboration with WWF.
The survey team recorded over the course of a 50m transect no less than 9 blue spotted stingrays, a 15ft manta ray, a white tip reef shark and possibly the biggest grey reef shark inhabiting the waters around Fiji. These sightings are undoubtedly a unique and rare occurrence particularly within a relatively small transect. They provide an excellent indication that biodiversity is high and coral reef ecosystems around Gau are in a healthy condition.
Sunny weather and calm conditions forecast for next week will see the survey teams embark upon unchartered territories. Anticipation is high for surveys to continue to yield spectacular sightings such as those already seen. Plus eyes will be peeled for the 3 humpback whales that have recently been seen cavorting in the waters just off camp.
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