This is a field guide to the wildlife at Lady Elliot Island, located at the southern end of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
It covers: * The incredibly varied sea-bird life * The sharks, rays, fish, turtles and whales * The corals, shellfish, nudibranchs and other invertebrates * Terrestrial reptiles * Common plants
Descriptions include thousands of images, information on distinguishing features, behaviour and habitat preferences, and links to further information.
The data has been extracted from the Gaia Guide (http://www.gaiaguide.info/) and is based upon information about islands in the area from the Atlas of Living Australia and from staff at the Lady Elliot Island Resort. In particular, the launch icon is based on the manta ray photo by Chris Garraway, long time dive master at Lady Elliot Island's dive shop and enthusiastic supporter of project Manta (http://earthwatch.org/expeditions/project-manta).
The app provides powerful search systems to rapidly identify species based upon their size, wingspan and colour. It is much easier to use than leafing through huge fish books, squinting at tiny postage stamp images in the hope of recognising what you saw.
If you find something new, consider uploading a photo with a record via the app. Often enough, the species can be later identified by experts and added to the field guide, with attribution of course.
Substantially improved the coverage of fish species.