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#1 photovan

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 11:42 PM

A whale shark has visited Brisbane, Australia. A rare occurence.

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#2 wagsy

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 01:30 AM

Great... so get in first Darren and get your Whale Shark interaction license and start some tours :)

Looks like they got a pic of it too, should send it to Brads site to see if there is a match.
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Posted 31 January 2008 - 02:04 AM

Finally get a whale shark at my faviourite dive site at home and I am stuck working in India!!

Darren, hope it hangs around for you to get some images.

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PS should add that this is not as unusual as the report sounds. In the last few years know divers that have seen a whale shark off Noosa, at Easter time two years in a row, and off Tweed Heads. Also Ben Cropp got some of the first ever underwater footage of a whale shark off the Gold Coast, which was shown around the world in the 1960s.

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#4 photovan

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 02:30 AM

Great... so get in first Darren and get your Whale Shark interaction license and start some tours :)


Could you imagine running a whale shark ops from a town with a population of 1.8 million ...it would be harder to get on a boat than it is in Exmouth (population 2400, swelling to 6000 in tourist season, 1200Km from the nearest city)

Looks like they got a pic of it too, should send it to Brads site to see if there is a match.

that's a plan

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 02:56 AM

Sounds like it was only round for a little while too. Still, has every diver in the area wishing they'd been out there over the long weekend!

Did see a sunfish at the same spot a few years ago, count myself pretty lucky for that (although no photos).
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Posted 31 January 2008 - 03:08 AM

Sounds like it was only round for a little while too.


with any luck it's surfin the E.A.C all the way to JB !

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