Sunday, November 1, 2009

#15: Exploring Tasmania

I spent the last couple days exploring the majestic natural beauty of Tasmania as well as learning about some of its unique animal life. I took a walk at Cataract Gorge and spent some time walking around Dove Lake near Cradle Mountain.

I also visited the Platypus House which in addition to displaying everyones favorite egg laying mammal, conducts research on a particularly devastating fungus that has ravaged the platypus population in Tasmania.

 Platypus (Photo: Stefan Kraft via Wikimedia Commons)

And what trip to Tasmania is complete without seeing the infamous Tasmanian devil.

Tasmanian devil (Photo: Jeremy Brodt)

It's now time to say goodbye to the beautiful state of Tasmania and head to Adelaide, South Australia where I will meet with members of the conservation group Reef Watch and conclude my trip with some diving to see the magnificent leafy sea dragons.


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