Scuba Divers Spend A Whale Of Time Feeding Sea Turtle
Scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef is admittedly on virtually any diver's bucket list - and rightfully so. While the Great Barrier Reef is indeed the largest reef system in the world, it is also one of the healthiest making for the diving of a lifetime.
We always hear people exclaiming about their wonderful encounters with dolphins, and the feeling that they seem to sense you, watch you and enjoy you as much as you enjoy them. Well the same can be said about turtles. Their gracefulness, sometimes playfulness and curiosity make them a much sought after sight on the Great Barrier Reef.
These lucky people get to feed a sea turtle while in the Great Barrier Reef during a scuba dive. The turtle, which has got a large shell also known as carapace, four strong, paddle-like flippers, enjoys the feeding time and would not leave the divers alone. It stayed with them for a good 15 minutes. How amazing is that!
The turtle uses its beak-like mouth so it can shear or crush food. Since it is being fed with seaweed and algae, it is herbivore and it needs to eat a lot of it every day because it isn’t much of an intake. The turtle gets its food by scraping algae off rocks with its flippers. Nature made its slightly jagged jaw appropriate for eating plants.
These divers help the turtle take the necessary food quantity in this turquoise blue water with fantastic visibility surrounded at the same time with corals that thrive in the climates with warm temperatures year round. The Great Barrier Reef is a home to six out of the seven existent species of sea turtles.