A blog about Lamb Island in Moreton Bay, Queensland – a unique little paradise under forty kilometres as the seagull flies from Brisbane CBD.
Because of restraints on time, and let’s face it, only limited material on a small island, some posts are being recycled/updated from earlier.
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Monday, August 19, 2013

Now a slightly-better protected species.

Dugongs live in the bay around our islands, quietly grazing on seagrass and generally minding their own business, but because they’re slow swimmers, fast-moving propeller-driven boats can chop them around. Happily, our latest waterbuses are now jet-driven specifically so that such prop-strikes are eliminated and these guys (and turtles too) are just a little safer than they used to be. (And no, I’m not wet enough to pretend that’s my picture.) More about dugongs here.