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Groupers Grovel, Lady Elliot

Gropers Grovel is off the northern end of the island. Here numerous caves and ledges are found along the reef wall. Coral growth is extremely prolific - sea whips, gorgonians, sponges, ascidians, soft corals and tubastrea corals cover the reef. Pelagic fish are everywhere - barracuda, trevally, rainbow runners and fusilliers. A giant Queensland groper is occasionally seen in the area. Regulars are reef sharks, eagle rays, turtles and silvertip sharks that zoom in to check out divers and disappear just as quickly.

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