Are you feeling stressed out and need to get away? Does work have you exhausted and if you have to look at one more presentation you’ll scream? And it sounds like you need a vacation to somewhere warm and balmy and where you can relax and be yourself. Western Australia has plenty of gorgeous coastal locations that are family friendly and a lot of fun. If you are into surfing, snorkelling, diving, whale watching, dolphin adventures, or reef viewing, Australia is the place to do it. One particular spot that is particularly aesthetically pleasing him is the famous Ningaloo Reef. With over 500 species of fish in the famous Ningaloo reef whale shark, this location is a heritage protected area which is recognized by the United Nations for having significant cultural, historical or natural qualities that make it vitally important for human beings as a collective whole to get to experience in its entirety.
Snorkelling to Explore the Ocean Depths
And experience that is not to be missed is snorkelling in the Ningaloo Reef. You will experience the unique feeding habits of the Ningaloo Reef Whale Shark, the oldest extant fish species known to man eating in its natural environment. This giant friendly beast this giant friendly beast filter feeds off the bottom of the reef sucking in plankton and small squid or fish. It is known to also sneak in and eat the cloud of eggs of fish that are there to spawn.
How they do it
The Ningaloo Reef Whale Shark eats using a system known as ram filtration. This happens when they open their mouths, swim forward and push water and everything in its path into its giant mouth. They also eat by suction feeding. This occurs when the animal sucks in water and closes the mouth. It’s expelled through the Shark’s gills. It has filter pads that distinguish what is food and what is water and removes the water and keeps the food. It is a fascinating feeding habit that occurs in only three species of sharks.
Don’t Miss the Season
Ningaloo Reef Whale Shark season in the Coral Bay generally occurs anywhere from late March to early April and ends around July. It occurs after the coral in the region mass spawn. Going on a shark tour can be exhilarating and a once in a lifetime experience. Because it is nature, you may need to go a few times to guarantee a view of them feeding. Some companies have spotter planes to search for the sharks. They are a peaceful species so snorkelling and swimming with them is generally allowed. They have even been known to give swimmers a lift once in a while.