Today I snorkeled two locations on Hastings Reef, the Fishbowl and another location near by. Hastings Reef is just one section of the Great Barrier Reef along Australia’s east coast.
It took about 1 1/2 hours to reach the reef, but once there we snorkeled about 1 1/2 hours at each location. There were many different varieties of fish and coral along with a few turtles, sharks, and rays (I didn’t see the last two, but others did). I was entranced by the colors and textures of both the fish and coral. I’ve always thought the sea looked other-worldly and the Great Barrier Reef did not let me down.
Something I learned and wanted to share…coral doesn’t have any color. The color seen on coral is actually caused by algae.