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BBC in region to research platypus with local scuba dive company

Local scuba diving company Rainforest Scuba has recently hosted the world-famous BBC Channel to promote and educate audiences about the region’s local icon, the platypus for the new ‘Seven Worlds’ series.

The BBC crew spent time researching and filming the platypus in its natural environment at Finch Hatton and Broken River.

Rainforest Scuba owner Luana Royle, who is based at Finch Hatton, spoke to the crew about her experiences with the platypus over the five years she had been in operation.

Mrs Royle said it was a great opportunity to showcase why Finch Hatton and Eungella National Park were known as the world’s most reliable place to spot platypus.

“They saw a platypus every single day without a doubt, and the underwater filming crew were able to capture some really great images of both platypus and underwater scenery. They couldn’t believe the water was so clear,” Mrs Royle said.

“Breeding season started a little later this year, but BBC extended their time here so they were able to catch the breeding season at the end of their trip.”

Rainforest Scuba provides both underwater rainforest scuba diving tours and land tours focused on platypus education.

For more information, visit www.rainforestscuba.com

 

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Published: 22 August 2017