MARINE LIFE EXCURSION TO MINNINUP REEF SYSTEM NORTH OF PEPPERMINT GROVE BEACH
Marine life on the Minninup Reef System north of Peppermint Grove Beach is the focus of the Busselton Naturalists Club’s excursion this coming Sunday February 23.
Between Peppermint Grove Beach and Dalyellup is an extensive limestone reef system that comes very close to shore.
As a result, snorkelers do not need a boat to explore these reefs, being able to swim sometimes just 20 metres before coming across a diverse array of marine life.
Leading this morning excursion are marine biologist Sue Morrison and underwater photographer Ann Storrie.
Meet at 9.00am in the Barndi Way car park near the northern end of Peppermint Grove Beach.
While additional 4WD vehicles will be useful, several will be available to ferry people along the beach to the snorkeling site.
Some extra snorkelling gear is available for use by people who don’t have their own equipment.
Interesting marine life will be brought ashore and placed in a temporary pond sunk into the beach, allowing Sue and Ann to comment on the wide variety of marine life expecting to be found.
The excursion is free to attend, is open to the public and is ideal for families with children.
No need to book for this excursion – just turn up! – and the weather forecast is for a sultry day with a maximum temperature of 27 degrees C.
Bring morning tea, sunscreen and, if possible, rashies for use while swimming.