When I was at Rottnest Island last week, I snorkelled at three different locations: Parker Point, Little Salmon Bay and Green Island. In my next few posts, I will be showing you photos I took at the Little Salmon Bay.
This underwater plaque marks the beginning of the Little Salmon Bay snorkel trail
The shallow reef where pink corals (Pocillopora damicornis) grow
More colonies of pink corals - no idea why a lot of them look a little too pale. Dead? Sick? Or just natural color variation? Or possibly a different species of reef-building coral?
Pink corals usually live in tropical waters. However, thanks to the warm Leeuwin Current, the otherwise temperate waters of Rottnest has become habitable to the pink corals.
A close-up of the pink corals