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World's most elusive whale filmed on the Great Barrier Reef - Earth Touch

The Omura's whale is a creature so elusive that its existence was confirmed only in 2003. Thirteen years on, only a very small number of documented sightings exist on record – but we can now add one more to that list. One of the world's least-known ...and more »

The couple that owns the only home on a secluded island in the Great Barrier Reef - Domain News

When Tony Briggs and his wife started their business taking visitors on cruises through the Great Barrier Reef 20 years ago, he would sail past a small tropical island with a property tucked at the edge of the beach. He wondered who lived in the shack ...and more »

Rare omura whale spotted inside Great Barrier Reef Marine Park for the first time - ABC Online

Sightings of an extremely rare omura whale are making waves in the Great Barrier Reef in far north Queensland. The whale was filmed by a local tour operator off Mission Beach, who passed on the video to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority ...and more »

Reef snorkelling death: Tourism operators consider regulation changes - ABC Online

Reef tourism operators have conceded that regulations may need a "tweak" following the latest death of a tourist on the Great Barrier Reef. A 75-year-old Japanese woman was pulled from the water about 2:00pm yesterday at Moore Reef, off the coast of ...and more »

Rare Omura's whale spotted off Australia - Phys.Org

A rarely seen Omura's whale has been spotted on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, officials said Thursday, one of the few sightings globally of a species that scientists know little about. The whale was seen and photographed by a snorkelling boat ...and more »

Great Barrier Reef snorkelling death: Qld dive industry to meet over fatalities - Brisbane Times

Foreign Baby Boomers are "kicking the bucket" by trying to tick off their bucket list, according to a Great Barrier Reef tourism boss. Col McKenzie has made the observation as Queensland's dive industry prepares to meet with the state government ...and more »

Rare omura whale sighted on Great Barrier Reef for first time - Brisbane Times

A rare whale has been sighted on the Great Barrier Reef for the very first time, shocking passengers on a dive boat and exciting whale experts globally. The sighting in far north Queensland is the first confirmed sighting of the elusive omura whale in ...and more »

Japanese tourist dies at Australia's Great Barrier Reef - BBC News

An elderly Japanese woman has died while snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef, in the fourth tourist death at the Australian attraction in a month. The 75-year-old was pulled from the water on Tuesday at Moore Reef, about 45km (30 miles) from Cairns ...and more »

Couple fled the city life to be the only people living on a stunning secluded island on Australia's Great Barrier ... - Daily Mail

After giving up the rat race to spend their days on a tropical island, one couple are now selling their slice of paradise, which could fetch up to $2 million. For more than 20 years Tony Briggs and his wife, Vicki, have owned the only property on the ...and more »

Japanese tourist dies snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef - the FIFTH death in just one month - Daily Mail

The death deemed non suspicious by Queensland Police occurred at 2pm on Tuesday during a reef trip with a local tour company Sunlover Reef Cruises at Moore Reef, northeast of Cairns. The woman was pulled unconscious from the water and attempts to ...and more »