The two hope to show that Lord Howe Island corals are specifically adapted to deal with extreme changes in temperature and light, compared to their tropical counterparts on the Great Barrier Reef.
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In the time that Marine Parks staff were notified, two other whales were also stranded in nearby locations. Rescue efforts from Clive, Chad, Macca and Brad Wilson in the 'Firefox' vessel and Christo Haselden, Keith Galloway and volunteer Hayley Atkins in the vessel 'Shearwater' towed the three deceased whales to the beach on the lagoon.
When you visit North Bay and glance up at the surrounding hillslopes you wouldn't think that there us a creeping menace lurking there in. The LHIB has been removing the invasive weed Bridal Creeper from the area for some time. It is a Weed of National Significance, is difficult to control and it is something that we cannot ignore.
The Old Powerhouse Site
Once the new powerhouse is built the existing powerhouse will be demolished due to damage caused by the November 2009 fire. In recognition of the importance of this area the Board will develop a Precinct Plan in consultation with the community.
The works involve: