Humpback whale watching adventures

There are so many different areas in Queensland that can provide excellent experiences for the whole family that you will never run out of things to do. These days, there are many family-friendly experiences available to all age groups and price ranges.
You can get out on the water for some surfing or snorkeling and stay at one of the many exclusive accommodation options that have been provided for you on the beaches. You can choose from a resort or villa that offers complete serviced apartments, deluxe resorts, resorts and hotels that cater to children and the budget-conscious families. Beachfront apartments, cottages, and luxurious resorts can all offer exceptional experiences that no other accommodation can give you.
When you are taking your kids on a trip, the options are almost endless with the endless stretches of the Golden Coast from Mount Coot-tha to Cape Tribulation. It is possible to combine the best of whale watching with dolphin watching by taking your kids out on aquatic boat tours that start from the Gold Coast to Noosa. These tours are just one of the many options for family fun on the Gold Coast.
Other trips are both exciting and educational for the entire family on the Gold Coast, making it a place that can be enjoyed by all ages. Here are a few of the places that can be visited by the whole family to help them get out on the water for a change.
The North Maroochy River is a river that cuts across the beautiful landscape and provides a wonderful marine experience. The experience is made even more special when you take a ride on an aquatic boat cruise on this amazing stretch that rivals even the Great Barrier Reef.
Queen’s Gardens is an amazing park that is located in a beautiful bay that is surrounded by breathtaking water views. It is a location that is packed full of fun and adventure for the whole family. You can spend hours enjoying the many gardens, parks, and sculptures that are a part of the area.
You can also take your children out on the water and adventure-filled trip that allows them to enjoy the amazing views of the area. Adventure Island is one of the oldest attractions in the area that has been used for different events throughout history. You can take your kids out on exciting water and adventure trips out onto the beach to see beautiful coral reefs and the exciting underwater life that takes place in this popular area.
There are many of the world’s largest coral reefs to be seen in these beautiful lakes and lagoons. You can take a trip out on the water that allows you to witness some incredible feats of marine life in the clear water that is available.
This is the ideal location for a great family holiday that offers a wonderful recreational center as well as an excellent water and adventure center. There are many fun-filled activities for all age groups and it is easy to plan a family outing in this area.
The area offers a great sense of adventure and a place that is affordable for all of the family. If you want to explore and discover more about the world around you, you can do so by taking a family vacation on the Gold Coast.
As far as affordable travel locations go, the Gold Coast is a great option. You can do so much on the Gold Coast that you will never run out of places to visit or attractions to visit.
These are just a few of the great adventures that you can find while visiting the Gold Coast. With plenty of attractions and places to visit, the adventure that you can get while on vacation in the Gold Coast is unlimited.

whale watching tour

Things to look out before Hiring Wildlife Party Organizer

Parties and festivals are inseparable from the 21st century; it’s almost all we do. Every chance people find, an event is planned and a name is given to make it sound more appealing or official. Whichever name you give it, it is partying. Getting to meet-up with friends, colleagues, and family then drink and eat together. It is a culture we get raised up in; from the first birthday as a kid. It is a social construction and way of life in this age. While you can point it to the millennials as enthusiasts of events and festivals, where did they find it? It is not a discovery or data from a research, generation X is deeply involved and responsible.

However, parting should not sound like a bad thing, it is not. In fact, it is the best thing about 21st century; people are more lively and interactive. It is all that gives life test.

Wildlife Parties

Today, wildlife parties, specifically reptile party, are trending in event planning. When you plan a party, you don’t want to have the predictable place, schedule, and food. Parties are all about fun hence creativity and that is why you should consider bringing wildlife to a birthday party or any informal event with your crew or family. You choose your preferred venue and involve experts in Wildlife to deliver the animals to you. Of course, wildlife rangers should be at the center of planning. You have the freedom to suggest the type of animals that you want in the party; however, the experts advise on specific animals on basis of safety and convenience of yourself and visitors.

You cannot wake up one morning and go handling wildlife. Note the word wild. In as much as you like their wildness and friendly nature, animals have instincts and just like people, they get comfortable and uncomfortable in the way they are treated in different environments. It is important for the animals to feel comfortable and familiar with the person near them. This is why you need to hire wildlife party organizer. Not any organizer can understand your party setting and deliver animals according to your needs. While they are all experts; here are some things to consider before engaging any wildlife party organizer.


Go for a company that has been in the field for a significant period. You don’t want to spoil the fun day out with people who are not sure how the animals they brought react to different environmental elements. Besides, you want to learn something about the animals. If it is a kid’s event, for instance, there should be time that every kid can go touch each of the animals and gets professional responses to their questions. Don’t assume children don’t know; in fact, they may have more sensible questions than most adults. It will only be helpful if you have an experienced ranger around to handle all the questions and safety measures.


Handling wildlife is not a cup for tea for everyone; animals operate with instincts. It takes skill and patience to learn their signals and what they mean by certain actions. Misinterpretations can expose people to risk of losing the animal or even an attack that will spoil the whole plan. Make sure the wildlife party organizer you are engaging is well vast in the field. How an organizer talks or presents you an invoice or structure of the company’s work say a lot about professionalism. It is better to deal with costly professionals than amateurs at low costs that might attract unplanned expenses and also expose you and your visitors to danger.

Type of visitors

The type of people you invite to your event is crucial in the planning process. While everyone coming is on a fun mission, the definition of fun and entertainment varies. You might want them before engaging a wildlife party organizer. If you are planning to surprise your visitors, you can still get this information subtly. Ask the family members and other close people on how each of the individuals perceives certain animals. The information about each guest might be overwhelming and difficult to process, but be sure to get a general feeling about the idea.

Type of event

This interlinked with nature or type of visitors. There are various types of parties and reasons for celebrating that call for festivals. The various reasons determine the type of people you invite hence nature and location of the party. When opting for wildlife party hire, it is important to assess the specific people coming to the party and advise the planning company on the same. Animals brought to a kid’s birthday party may not be the same with animals that come to a family’s get-together where you have eight-year-olds. Besides, the image or objective of spending on wildlife party organizer should be clear to you to avoid spending without purpose. At the end of the company, as the company is packing, you should be feeling accomplished and the costs on wildlife were worth it.

Parties are all about fun, entertainment and having good times. Your planning should focus on these three elements and compromise nothing considering it the whole point of spending the day out. Therefore, consider the named factors before hiring a wildlife party organizer.

Aquatic Wild Rangers

Water, fresh water or ocean water or sea water, is definitely a dramatic sources of life in today’s world. It is home to various creatures, including animals like amphibian creatures like frogs, turtles and other under water animals.

We are generally unaware of such creatures. It is important to study under sea animals, under water animal life, frogs and turtles because such creatures are sensitive to delicate environmental changes like ozone depletion in the atmosphere or water quality. As amphibians act as environmental indicators, they help people in monitoring the indicators and observe other changes that could harm us.

As amphibians and other undersea animals play a vital role in the world’s ecosystem, creatures like turtles, frogs and toads help in the ways to destroy harmful insects in large quantities. Turtles act as scavengers in various water bodies. Amphibians and other under water animals provide a vital food source for other animals and, therefore, they are interesting to study.

Interestingly, most of the underwater animal species carry out their eco-logical roles without entering into a conflict zone with people.

Aquatic creatures like turtles mostly inhabit water bodies like rivers, ponds and lakes, while toads and frogs dare to lay their eggs in water. Most toads and frogs breed in ponds like vernal pools and other very shallow wetlands that are free from fish.

As turtles and frogs need different habitats at different times in the year, they turn vulnerable, if and when travel is involved.

Meanwhile, deep sea/ocean water is critical for survival for other aquatic creatures marine mammals like Blue Whale, which is the world’s largest marine animal, Bull Shark, an aggressive shark that lives in both fresh and salt water, Dolphin (which is an intelligent mammal having vocal and social activities.

Some of the other sea/ocean mammals include Elephant Seal, Estuarine Crocodile (found in Southeast Australian and Asian estuaries), Great White Shark, Humpback Whale (It is a majestic-looking black-and-white whale), Killer Whale (Orca) and Walrus (an Arctic marine mammal).

Aquatic habitats

The aquatic ecosystems can largely be divided into two key groups based on their salinity and they are marine habitats and freshwater habitats.

  • Marine habitats have high levels of salt concentrations, generally more than 1% and they include seas, coral reefs and oceans.
  • Freshwater habitats have low salt concentrations, meaning less than 1% and they include ponds, wetlands, lagoons, swamps, rivers, bogs lakes and streams.

There are, however, some habitats where freshwater and saltwater mix together and they include mangroves, salt marshes and mud flats.

All these aquatic ecosystems majorly support different types of animals including amphibians, mammals, reptiles, birds, invertebrates and fishes.

Freshwater habitats
– Rain water feeds freshwater rivers, streams and lakes and they are home to hundreds of thousands of animal species.

Oceans – They create the largest habitat on Earth with countless animal species living in the oceans that cover more than 75% of the Earth.

Coral reefs – They are the richest habitats for aquatic creatures on the planet and they provide shelter to hundreds of thousands of animal and plant species including reptiles, fish, echinoderms, crustaceans and invertebrates. The reefs are situated in the tropical and sub-tropical coastal regions.


The Albino Carpet Python first originated in Top End carpet Pythons (Morelia spilota variegata). The mutation is Recessive in nature and causes the production of browns and black pigments to be cancelled.

The result being a python that has bright shades of orange, yellow and whites.
Being the mode of inheritence of recessive, for the animal to express the trait visually, it needs to inherit the mutant gene from both parents.

Here are some of the Albino Carpet Pythons that are currently at Roger’s Reptiles.

Axanthic Jungles

Axanthic color morphs are a exciting new addition to pure Jungle  Carpet pythons. Typically they  lack   yellow pigment which  gives  them  a  black and white or greyish coloration as adults . Axanthic neonates upon hatching can  show  a  light bluish  color on the head and tail . As far as I know of there is only one source of Recessive  Axanthic Jungle Carpet Pythons in Australia originating from  one bloodline.

This particular bloodline  of Jungle Carpet python produced  2 separate Black & Yellow breeding pairs that when bred together produced  Black & White  or Axanthic looking   offspring in  1/4 of their clutch,  the rest of the siblings in the  clutch turned out to be  B&Y colored jungles.

The Axanthic  Jungle Carpet python  adults  I have now  came from  these  Black and Yellow Jungles that were het for Axanthic ….

One of these  B&Y breeding pairs  had the same  result several years in a row….  I.E.  1/4 B&W and 3/4 B&Y offspring . Confirming the B&W color in the 1/4 of the clutch  were consistant ratios each year.   Then a pair of these B&W jungles from this line  were bred  together,  all offspring were B&W or Axanthic……Confirming the B&W Axanthic  color   trait was recessive in its mode of inheritance   and descended from the B&Y jungles that were het for Axanthic, i.e. , the  grandparents..

The other Black & White  jungles we have here in Australia are the  Julatten locality color phase .  Although they appear superficially similar and the  Julatten jungles  do look Axanthic ,  their mode of inheritance is Polygenic. B&W Julattens are bred to each other to produce more B&Ws.  Then fine-tuned by selective breeding to create nicer looking individuals.

I am expecting another clutch of Axanthic Jungle Carpet Pythons to hatch in  December 2013.

The Effects of Plastic Pollution on Aquatic Wildlife


On Worldwide scale around 280 million tons of plastic are delivered yearly for the assembling of items, for example, stockpiling compartments, bundling material, or even cars. Along with its great uses there comes a characteristic of plastic that it cannot be decomposed in nature. Every year, in excess of 35 million plastic jugs and 500 billion plastic sacks are utilised by buyers, a considerable amount of which winds up in our seas .Bodies of water, like the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, are turning into the last target for a large number of these non-biodegradable polymers.

Sea Turtles:

Various post-mortem examinations have shown that ingested plastics are the essential offenders of stress and un-natural deaths of the ocean turtles. Trashes including fishing line, ropes, nets, six pack rings, Styrofoam, and plastic bags have been separated from turtle’s digestive tracts. Plastic sacks coasting in the water clearly look like the state of jellyfish, an essential nourishment hotspot for ocean turtles, in this way bringing about the ingestion of the bags. Because of anthropogenic effect, the number of inhabitants in leatherback ocean turtles has consistently declined in the course of the most recent two decades. The turtles had a plastic pack apparently hindering the entry of sustenance. Green turtles and loggerheads have been found in comparable quandaries.


There is great amount of evidence that shows that the fish are consuming plastics. Of the 7 distinct species examined in the North Sea 2.6 % of the 1203 gathered fish contained plastic pieces in the stomach tracts. The majority of the plastic pieces were blue, white, or clear which are an indistinguishable hues from microscopic fish that serves as the essential nourishment of fish. The fish eat them and are dying because of it because these small particles are not digestible on eating they block and damage their digestive systems.


Small plastics, for example, bottle tops are regularly confused by seabirds for food. It was discovered that diving birds that feed o fish in the water section had less plastic in their stomachs in contrast with those that were surface eaters. This is because unfortunately these winged creatures that feed on zooplankton are unable to recognise plastics and food because of the colour or state of the plastic pieces they eat them which results in their deaths and similarly when they feed such things to their off springs it results in their deaths too.

Conclusion :

Because of ingestion or entrapment in plastic trash, more than 270 species, including turtles, fish, seabirds, and warm blooded creatures, have encountered disabled development, starvation, or passing. It is conceivable that the plastic-gathering automation could be utilised to gather the lion’s share of plastics in the seas and Great Lakes or that the Evolution System will be the better approach to recycle through thermal degradation. Plastics don’t vanish and will stay in our surroundings influencing wild life, until the pollution is minimised by some solutions for water pollution. “Water is something each living creature on this planet can’t live without. On the off chance that this asset is precious to the point that life can’t exist without it, we shouldn’t be damaging it.

The Jaguar Carpet Python

The Jaguar morph is typically defined by the reduction in pattern, particularly along the back.

This trait also reduces the amount of dark pigment that the animal expresses giving it an overall lighter  more colourful look.
Being a Co-Dominant trait, the jaguar carpet python can be bred to a normal animal and produce approximately half of the clutch expressing the Jaguar trait. When two Jaguar Carpet Pythons are bred together they produce the Homozygous form called a Leucistic. Unfortunately This Leucistic carpet Python is a leathal gene and  most animals die at various stages of incubation and very few make to hatching which usually perish within a few hours .

The Jaguar trait carries a genetic  Neurological Disorder. This disorder does not generally affect the overall health of the animal. Symptoms of this Neurological Disorder come on a scale from not visable to Quite noticable. These Symptoms are expressed from poor co-ordination to the most extreme cases, corkscrewing. Cases of the disorder are usually shown when the animal is stressed.

The Jaguars here at Roger’s Reptiles have also been mixed with other morphs to produce quality animals. These mixes include, SXR Caramel jarguars, Lester Caramel Jaguars. They have also been selectively bred for particular traits such as Jungle Jaguars, which have increased yellow/gold colours.