Lizard Island

Getting There

GPS Coordinates 14°40.056′S, 145°27.744′E

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Wildlife

Squid, Cuttlefish and Octopus 1 species
Cuttlefishes (Sepiidae) 1
Whales, Dolphins & Seals 8 species
Northern Minke Whale, Dwarf Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) 44 Most ever minkes and longest encounter on record!
Irrawaddy Dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) 2
Indo-pacific Hump-backed Dolphin (Sousa chinensis) 2
Long-snouted Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris) 2
Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) 1
Australian Snubfin Dolphin (Orcaella heinsohni) 1
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) 1
Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) 1
Land Birds 3 species
White-breasted Woodswallow (Artamus leucorynchus) 1
Pheasant Coucal (Centropus phasianinus) 1
Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis) 1
Seabirds 18 species
Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus) 2
Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) 2
Lesser Frigatebird (Fregata ariel) 2
Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda) 1
Greater Crested Tern (Thalasseus bergii) 1
Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra) 1
Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus pacificus) 1
White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus) 1
Herald Petrel (Pterodroma heraldica) 1
Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor) 1
Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) 1
Bridled Tern (Onychoprion anaethetus) 1
Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus) 1
Silver Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae) 1
Little Tern (Sternula albifrons) 1
Sooty Tern (Onychoprion fuscatus) 1
Little Pied Cormorant (Microcarbo melanoleucos) 1
Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) 1
Bony Fish 13 species
Bullethead Parrotfish (Chlorurus sordidus) 2
Bleeker's Parrotfish (Chlorurus bleekeri) 1
Bluespot Butterflyfish (Chaetodon plebeius) 1
Two-spot Damselfish (Chrysiptera biocellata) 1
Big Longnose Butterflyfish (Forcipiger longirostris) 1
Pink Anemonefish (Amphiprion perideraion) 1
Moorish Idol (Zanclus cornutus) 1
Common Coral Trout (Plectropomus leopardus) 1
Big-eye Tuna (Thunnus obesus) 1
Australian Moray (Gymnothorax cribroris) 1
Black Anemone-fish (Amphiprion melanopus) 1
Barrier Reef Anemonefish (Amphiprion akindynos) 1
Humphead Maori Wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) 1
Sharks and Rays 7 species
Blunthead Shark (Triaenodon obesus) 26
Grey Reef Shark, Graceful Shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides) 21
Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) 20
Silvertip Shark (Carcharhinus albimarginatus) 15
Tawny Nurse Shark, Spitting Shark, Madame X (Nebrius ferrugineus) 15
Stingrays (Dasyatidae) 1
Black-tip Reef Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) 1
Marine Reptiles 6 species
Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) 10001 The water and beaches were filled with Green turtles visiting the region to contribute to the next generation. This incredible sight was dubbed 'turtle soup' by some guests!
Olive Seasnake (Aipysurus laevis) 6
Flatback Turtle (Natator depressus) 1
Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta) 1 We observed 1 wayward loggerhead amongst the nesting Green turtles
Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) 1
Olive-headed Seasnake (Disteira major) 1 1