The Marine Life of the ex-HMAS Adelaide, 5 years post sinking.

The marine life of the ex-HMAS Adelaide is expected to develop quickly once the ship is sunk off Avoca Beach, near Terrigal Beach on the New South Wales Central Coast. The ex-HMAS Adelaide will become a haven for recreational scuba divers who will be able to experience the various stages of marine life development on the wreck.

The ex-HMAS Brisbane was sunk off the Sunshine Coast on the 31st July 2005 and recent videos by the acclaimed underwater photographer Ian Banks has demonstrated that the wreck has an incredible array of marine life and in particular soft coral. Soft coral like this one below are likely to colonise the wreck of the ex-HMAS Adelaide.

Southern Soft Coral

Southern Soft Coral (Dendronephthya australis). Shelly Beach, Manly, NSW courtesy R. Ling flickr

Ian Banks has taken some incredible footage of the marine life of the ex-HMAS Brisbane View full article »