Experience a tropical paradise on the Whitsunday Islands

Whitsunday Islands

There’s nothing like dazzling white powder-soft sand between your toes, crystal clear sapphire-coloured waters, kaleidoscopic displays of coral and tropical fish, and uninhabited islands to explore.

From the romantic Heart Reef to whiter than white Whitehaven Beach, there’s nowhere quite like the Whitsunday Islands. Aussies get a dreamy, faraway look in their eyes at the mention of it.

Dreamily basking in the sun midway along the Queensland coast – this group of 74 islands is bordered by the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and cradled by the calm and sheltered waters of the Coral Sea. With only eight inhabited, it’s the perfect place to find your own Robinson Crusoe moment.

How does a fish measure distance?

How far away is the other side of a hill? If you’re looking at a map, it might be a few kilometres. If you’re a fish, the straight line distance doesn’t mean very much. What matters is the distance along creeks and rivers. Two streams on opposite sides of a ridge might not connect for hundreds of kilometres, or in some cases, they never meet at all!

Many scientists work hard to model the environment and protect native plants and animals. If you’re trying to protect freshwater environments, then it’s important to measure distances like a fish.

Science

Branches of Science

There are many branches of science which concentrate themselves on the many areas of discovery. The majority of sciences end in -ology which is a suffix meaning “the study of”.

The larger fields of science can be broken down into smaller and smaller areas of study.

Despite the many branches of science, they all gather information in similar ways. The scientific method is a way to organize and standardize the method of data gathering during experiments. This makes it easier to replicate experiments which adds credence to the initial results.

Visiting Beautiful Bali

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Baliis known as “The Island of the Gods” for many reasons, not the least of which is its 20,000 shrines and temples, most of which offer a fascinating variety of elaborate ceremonial rites for public viewing. Additionally, the island offers breathtaking beauty, from the clear aqua sea that laps its sandy beaches to its majestic volcanic mountain range and unique terraced rice paddies. The Balinese people are world-renowned for their artistic talents, as seen in their stone and wood carvings, ornate temples, gamelan music and graceful dances. Even the rice fields reflect their eye for beauty, as the paddies are carved into shapes designed to be pleasing to the gods. The centuries-old irrigation system enhances the sensual pleasure of sightseeing, adding the delightful sound of running water to the scented sea breeze that always carries the aroma of incense and coconut oil.

Why private jet charter has been growing in popularity

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Over the past few years, the use of private jet charter services has grown in popularity. Many people have discovered the great benefits associated with this kind of flight arrangement and are now enjoying them. It is worth noting that although one has to pay a little bit more for the charter jets compared to the public planes, the benefits definitely outweighs these charges.

Normally, the use of public planes is always accompanied by lots of inconveniences which range from long queues and wasted time. This has been known to cost people precious opportunities in business and also make flying a tedious and boring adventure. The use of private jets charter is however one of the best ways to beat the delays in the airports and also avoid the unnecessary embarrassment caused by security screening in various checkpoints. One can be guaranteed of punctual departure and arrival times when flying on a private chartered jet.

Bali: A Diver’s Paradise

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Scuba diving in a world-renowned location like Bali is a chance of a lifetime for many avid divers. The region offers plenty of dive sites for seasoned divers and newbies alike.

Being a globally acclaimed top tourist destination, Bali offers attractions for all types of travellers. The opportunity to explore various diving spots is just one of them. The abundance of dive shops is a testimony to the number of tourists flocking to the area to experience diving in the warm tropical waters.

While many resorts dot the beaches of Bali, several of them cater specifically to divers. You won’t have to settle for insufficiently equipped dive shops within beach resorts, they’ll have a wide selection of dive resorts that cater especially to divers. These will feature fully equipped shops with the latest and well-maintained dive gear along with a highly trained, very professional, and accommodating staff. Should you find yourself without any of your own gear, the shops can outfit you from head to toe without a problem.

Motion In The Oceanic Currents: Scientists Find Out Why

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Pulsing Coral

Xeniids (ZEE need ids) do a certain exercise nearly 24 hours a day, a voluntary movement unlike any other oceanic creature in existence. What they do is they wave their arms in the air, slowly yet gently connecting their fingertips together until it forms almost a clasp, like a person wringing their hands together. Then they go back and back in again, doing this over and over in less than ten seconds per up and down motion. Over in Jerusalem, Israel these creatures are affectionately called “Amazing Pulsating Carpets” by Maya Kremian at Hebrew University who has discovered a reason the corals won’t stop moving. Why? In one word: Mixture.

Every time they move they mix with the water bringing in water filled with rich nutrients while at the same time ridding itself of too much oxygen. In a sense it is similar us to how us humans breathe in and out. Over in Townsville, Australia at the Institute of Marine Science, Katherina Fabricius believes it’s “great to see the mystery solved” because she and her staff “have wondered why it has pulsated for decades” and like other scientists who couldn’t be more thrilled she is ecstatic as to why coral exercise the way they do since Xeniids are the only ones who do this particular kind of exercise, especially for the ocean.

Discover a changing climate in an ice core

Make an ice core in your freezer that you can carefully study later (that means eat). An ice core is like a time machine into the past. Some ice in the Artic, Antarctica and in glaciers has been frozen for hundreds and thousands of years and can tell scientists what the climate was like all those years ago. The ash and gas of volcanoes can also be found trapped in the ice, telling us the size of past eruptions and when they occurred.

Reproduction

Reproduction

Reef fish vary greatly where, when, and how they reproduce. Even though the majority use a common method (shedding sperm and eggs in midwater), they are behaviorally very different. Other ways they use to reproduce are: scattering the eggs over the substratum; preparing and defending nests on the bottom; carrying the fertilized eggs inside the mouth or pouch (sea horse).

Most Dangerous Animals

Most Dangerous Animals

Many may people think that rhinos, alligators, hyenas, among others are the worlds most dangerous animals. Although their attack on human beings would be serious and dangerous, they are the least likely human killer. This is due to the simple fact that they can be avoided or controlled by the use of common sense and simple precautions. Worlds most deadliest animals are categorized by a variety of factors. Many animals are categorized as dangerous because of the venom they posses or carry which can injure and/or kill human beings.

Australia’s North Coast

Great Barrier Reef

Cairns is the main destination for vacations focused on the Great Barrier Reef. Located along Australia’s northeastern coast, just up the coast from Brisbane, and welcoming visitors from all over the world, the city has so many guests from Japan considering Cairns a primary getaway that many stores in town have Japanese words beside the English on their signs.. Trip planners can research and book Cairns accommodation, and flights to Cairns at great prices while they select what they will explore of the natural surroundings and attractions in the region such as these popular attractions:

Great Barrier Reef
Tours of the reef are available by plane, helicopter, and boat. Many people book scuba diving excursions. Local guides can tell much of the story and wonders of the Reef as well as provide a safe experience for young and old. Highly recommended and reliable companies are prevalent.

Unusual Destinations That Don’t Cost Much To Visit

Antarctic-Wildlife

Experiencing the world is simply everyone’s dream, but visiting great places is obviously not going to be cheap. If you are on a tight budget, it doesn’t essentially mean that you can’t visit amazing places. There are so many cool destinations that happen to be highly cost effective to visit. Solo travel is a growing trend, referring to people who travel on their own, regardless of marital status. You can choose a holiday packages that includes your favourite activities and destinations with other considerations such as price and length of the holiday.

Lifou, New Caledonia

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Lifou in New Caledonia is the best place to go with your family and friends if you love snorkeling. So don’t forget to visit Jinek in particular where you will have the best experience in your life in snorkeling. The best part of this place is that you can an innumerable species of fishes along with beautiful ancient coral.

Lifou in New Caledonia is the place where the white church is visible from the ship docks and you only have to walk for ten minutes till you reach the beautiful church. For snorkeling you can rent the equipments from the stalls that are step up at the Jinek bay and it is affordable to hire this equipment then taking it from the ship. If you love shopping then it will be a delight for you to know that you can buy stuffs including alcohol from the duty free shops. The local cuisine of the place is very delicious that makes you ask for more.

Explore Broken Hill

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There are many places to see and discover in the great Australian outback, and the town of Broken Hill should be at the top of your list. The town is easily accessible by air and rail, but if you want to truly explore the area then a good old fashioned road trip is the way to go!

To gain a greater understanding of the history of Broken Hill, the first stop could be the Sulphide Street Railway and Historical Museum. You can be forgiven for thinking this museum is solely about trains, but there is a lot more to the history of Broken Hill than that. You actually get access to a total of four museums – the Triple Chance Mineral Collection, the Ron Carter Transport Pavillion, the Hospital Museum and also the Broken Hill Migrant Museum.

The Wonders of Traveling and Exploring New Cultures

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During the prehistoric times, humans traveled from one place to another to look for food and shelter, and since then the tradition of travel hasn’t stopped. Today, however, the number of purposes of travel has increased. People now travel to go to work, to learn new things at school, to meet other people, to close business deals, or simply for the sake of traveling. The means of travel has also increased. The earliest humans traveled only on their feet, then came travel with boats or rafts, with animals, carriages, cars and trains, and airplanes and rockets.

Climate Change from scientific point of view

Climate Change

Scientists have conducted test of the hypothesis according to which the lowlands and plains, the climate is changing faster than at higher elevations, and therefore the plain forest ecosystems will be slower to change and adapt to new conditions, not having time to reach the actual temperature change.

From a scientific point of view, the rate of climate change – the distance by which to move over the surface of the planet each year so that during a year average temperature condition remained unchanged. This rate is measured in kilometers per year, and according to current estimates, the rate of climate change is about 0.42 kilometers per year.

For forests located at higher elevations, the backlog of climate change on the average is 0.42 degrees, and for the forests of lowlands and plains – 1.29 degrees. Namely, the plants growing up in the mountains 3.1 times faster addapt to climate changes than the plants that are growin in lowlands.