These video diaries document the October 2011 field trip into remote areas of the Kimberley. This field trip was part of the Marine Life of Kimberley project to study and understand the marine biodiversity of the area.
Tides & Islands – Day 1 – Tidal Reef Walk
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The animals seen in these videos are being handled by experts who know how to avoid potential bites and stings. To avoid accidents it is recommended that all marine animals should be watched and not touched. Please enjoy the videos and remember to leave wildlife alone, both for their protection and yours.
We're anchored off the Wild Cat Rocks about 24 hours north of Broome. And we're just waiting here for the tide to come off the reef and as the tide drops it's racing it's literally pouring off the reef, and it's creating wavelets and strong currents and whirlpools and eddies, and it's quite an exciting sight to see from on top of the boat.
In about an hour's time the reef should be exposed, and we'll be able to go ashore and lay our transect tapes, work along the tapes and see what animals are there and as well look around for the general biodiversity of the area.
There will probably be one of three stations that will do here before we move onto another part of the reef. I think in total as we go through the 10 localities, we've got planned for this reef, we should cover about 30 stations, but time will tell and we'll see how we go as we move along sampling various stations.