The humble mosquito may be the smallest of all creatures yet the diseases it carries could make it, potentially, the most deadly creature of Great Barrier Reef. But in most cases and unlike the threat of malaria from mosquito borne diseases throughout Asia, the Australian mosquito is not thought to...
Box jellyfish frequent the waters of the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays at certain times of the year. There have been deaths recorded so it important to observe the warnings about when and where to swim and learn about on the spot treatment for the best and easiest recovery from a sting.
Coneshells of the Great Barrier Reef are as their name suggests, perfectly cone shaped shells. Their appearance attracts the unwary, children in particular but the surface of the shell has hidden teeth. Identifying shells before contact is imperative to staying safe while playing in the region.
The Great Barrier Reef is alive with coral and marine creatures. Not all are as they seem. The stone fish presents as a stone nestled on the sandy bottom of the ocean but can inflict a deadly poison. Being aware of all the dangers of the region of the Whitsundays can go a long way in protecting not...
The legendary Steve Irwin lost his life, not from the crocodile as most thought he would but from a stingray. The Great Barrier Reef has a number of species of stingray, none of which are none to be aggressive. Why, how is it that this dangerous marine creature saw the demise of a legend? What are...
Shark attacks are extremely rare in the pristine waters of the Whitsundays and throughout the Great Barrier Reef. There are five different types of sharks in the region and many of these can be seen while diving around the islands.
Crocodile attacks in the Great Barrier Reef are rare but they do exist. Avoid the waters and you are on your way to never being faced with this gruesome reptile. But the reef is known as one of the seven wonders of the world and there is so much to see under the surface it would be a shame to miss...
The Great Barrier Reef is a playground for those who want to explore the creatures lurking, just below the surface of what would otherwise be seen as a tropical paradise. Nine most dangerous creatures also play here, jellyfish, sharks, crocodiles, stingrays.
There is something about the tune and the whistling in Eric Idle's song Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, made famous in the classic Monty Python's Life of Brian, it makes me smile every time I hear it.
Reviewing the family budget when times are tough can assist in getting debt under control. Keeping track of credit card balances is an important aspect of the budget.
Getting a good credit rating can take a bit of juggling and tweaking the budget while being constantly late paying bills can have long term effects on that rating.
A government intervention in 2007 brought many changes to the lives of indigenous Australians. Some say their basic human rights have been taken away.
This traditional recipe for plum pudding is steamed in a calico cloth. The recipe has been handed down through generations, so it has been tried and proven time and again.
Diabetes and the resulting kidney failure continues to concern health professionals involved in the care of indigenous Australians. Remote communities add to the problem.
Setting up fairy lights at Christmas takes more than opening the box and stringing them up. Strategic planning can mean the difference between an ordinary display and a spectacular display.
Type II diabetes is now recognised as one of the fastest growing life threatening conditions. Understanding the risk factors can give a better chance of preventing the onset of diabetes.
It is true superstitions are passed down through generations. Is there any truth to them? Most arise because of an actual event that creates the coincidence.
There are coffee drinkers and then there are serious lovers of coffee who will appreciate the aroma wafting from the espresso machine and savour every drop of the perfect cup of espresso coffee. Getting the right amount of crema is part of the secret.
HubPages is a great place to write and interact with other writers. But users beware of the addictive nature of HubPages. Writing Hubs and reading others' Hubs can become all consuming.
Making money on line is not easy but it is possible. It will take dedication, commitment and hard work but if you stick with it, there will be rewards at the end of the day.