Cairns, Cairns Area
Off Cairns on the Great barrier Reef lies Norman Reef, where Maori Wrasse, moray eels, giant clams, anemones and their commensals are permanent features. Large bommies, staghorn thickets and hillocks of rich coral cover. Excellent swim-throughs and a few caves. Garden eels in the sandy areas. Batfish, drummers, spangled emperors, fusiliers and red bass join in. Turtles, moray eels, blue-spotted rays and giant clams can be seen. In mid to late winter Minke whales take over.