We Cruised and we saw for ourselves
What a great day on the water – 112 people aboard the cruise to the Fitzroy Delta were informed of the planned development of the Fitzroy delta and Balaclava Island by a number of guest speakers. The KAFDA spokesperson outlined the exact areas and scale of the impacts that will trash our bay, our World Heritage Area for the sake of company profits that will probably go off shore anyway.
The highlight of the day was a 20 minute encounter with a rare Australian Snubfin dolphin that seamed to appear on que as we were about to set sail for home. This was an event that will stay with many people as we observed her feeding at the stern of the boat. A sight rarely seen but obviously highlighting the importance of this habitat for the newly described endemic dolphin species to Australia.
Maybe some of our politicians should get out on the water here and experience what will be lost if these developments are allowed to go ahead. Xstrata and the Mitchel Group will have to be very innovative to mitigate disturbance of these unique mammals that are found around Port Alma and Balaclava Island. An isolated population of less than 90 individuals.
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