At the eastern end of Talbot Bay lies Poulton Creek, a large freshwater system not far from the Horizontal Waterfalls. The creek is lined with an extensive mangrove system, and on a still morning this makes for the most beatiful reflective shots. In the wet season the sheer volume of freshwater in Poulton Creek keeps the saltwater at bay. Have … Read More
A feisty Horn-eyed Ghost Crab (Ocypode ceratophthalmus) adopts a defensive position on Broome’s Cable Beach. Ghost crabs are named for their pale carapace, and this particular species for the protrusions from its eye stalks. Ocypode ceratiphthalmus is found on exposed, seaward beaches, and is active at night. Ghost crabs have one claw larger than the other, and nest in … Read More
29th March: On watch from 2am on SPV Odyssey and cruising down the Dampier Peninsula, I was astonished to see schools of prawns and sardines dancing in the glare of the spotlights off Pender Bay.
Huge rains in the Fitzroy and Ord River catchments have led to flooding in the east and west Kimberley. The Aboriginal community of Warmun has been destroyed, leading Liberal Party Senator Alan Eggleston to suggest that the community may need to be rebuilt on higher ground. Pricless artworks by deceased artists were amongst the belongings lost to the floods. Guests … Read More