Under the surface – the surprising underwater world of Tin Can Inlet

Marine biologist and underwater cameraman, Josh Jensen with his rig - come to a free screening of his film this month

Marine biologist and underwater cameraman, Josh Jensen with his rig – come to a free screening of his film this month

Have you ever wondered what was swimming and crawling below the surface of Tin Can Bay? Join local marine biologist and underwater cameraman, Josh Jensen, for an eye opening underwater view of some of our most popular fishing spots.

The Cooloola Underwater Biodiversity Assessment (CUBA) is an ongoing project by Cooloola Coastcare investigating our underwater habitats and critters. The first phase explored Norman Point and Searys Ledge, uncovering more than 200 species of marine life, including 120 different species of fish.

The results and highlights have been edited into a series of short films that will be presented by Josh at several venues in coming months.

Along with interesting wildlife, the study discovered anchors and artificial reefs, some good, some bad, and some ugly! All will be revealed and open to discussion.

Hawksbill turtle Images Undersea Productions

Hawksbill turtle Images Undersea Productions

In an area where so many people go fishing and so few go underwater to see for themselves, this is a unique opportunity to widen perspectives, maybe bust some myths and, hopefully, help us all catch more fish!

Join us for an entertaining and informative session supported by Gympie Regional Council, Burnett Mary Regional Group and Cooloola Coastcare at a venue near you.

Tin Can Bay RSL Hall, 45 Gympie Road: 6.30pm Friday April 6

Rainbow Beach Community Hall: 6.30pm Monday April 9

Poona Community Hall, Snapper Drive: 4pm Saturday April 14

Lindy Orwin:  0478 039 322, coordinator@cooloolacoastcare.org.au