A splendid idea, getting rid of a no longer flying aeroplane, being “parked permanently,” just off the coast, providing a place for fish!
All fuel removed, oils too as well, scrubbed clean, all seating removed, every former working part, windows and doors.
Completely gutted, left as a “fish hotel” relic of past glory, again, visited by locals and tourist divers.
Like in many countries, there are often old “use by,” warships and old cargo ships, stripped of everything so that snorkel and scuba divers can swim around or through, and not get trapped inside.
Diving on some wrecks, sunk during conflict, designated as a historic and sacrosanct grave-sites, the HMAS Perth, Dutch, American and British ships sunk in the Java Strait during the Second World War, is forbidden for meeting is forbidden.
Australia’s abundance of wrecks all around the coastline are frequently searched by amateur divers, treasure hunters.
A spectacle, when a ship’s sent to “Davy Jones Locker”, often with explosive charges, sinking gracefully, hopefully, uprightly.
The New South Wales government, is hoping to create similar “fish havens” in close proximity to the famous Opera House for onlookers from afar, a “fish only” vista.
A bit like the carp gathering in the pond outside Trader Vic’s eatery in Bahrain!
Although the prodigiously breeding fish, more nuisance value, when it is in more open pond and river waters.
Seeing underwater worlds is the persuasion of people all over the world, lots of aquariums full of various fish, like the superb water wall in Dubai.
Caribbean, from Barbados to Cayman Islands, pristine waters, glass bottom boats, snorkelling aplenty.
Australians’ case, millions of visitors, the Great Barrier Reef, with clear waters, a national treasure.
So the Crown of Thorn, starfish, bleaching the coral, which is damaging parts of the coral, largely forever.
But now, huge Indian, Adani coal mine, with massive development, now approved by Queensland government, can with its massive development proposal, “begin operations” almost immediately.
Thousands of “new jobs” to be created by the mine.
The Labor Party lost a swath of Queensland votes in the recent Australian election.
Climate change, some Queenslanders believing, was a”Southern states’ affliction”.
Others fear, however, much of the ground water from the Great Artesian Basin, a huge underground reservoir of water usage for interior.
Water for crops, animals, and business enterprise and livelihood.
Or native animals and introduced ones such as dingos, feral cats, rabbits and camels turned loose after the goldrushes of the 1850s, when they were seen as more hardy in the dry terrain than the pack-horse!
Water may flow into the reef, so damaging it.
“Experts” told the Queensland government, ground water system, Adani must demonstrate to satisfaction the source of a spring, need two years to complete,
Hence the massive and ongoing public protest, for the coal mine, not to go ahead, and even if it is found, there is still the problem of outflow.
Climate change protesters have only just started!
Watch this space!