It turns out that Australia’s eucalyptus tree has a lot to do with it:
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Benefits of mixed Forests: Click Through Here
One of the storied stands of the Canadian military was at the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong in December 1941.
Wong Nei Chong Gap, scene of one of the fiercest encounters in the battle for Hong Kong. Here a company of the Winnipeg Grenadiers held out for several days against all odds.
An interesting MIT site covering the Sccond Opium War: Click Through Here
A new era arrives in the South Pacific as China flexes military might. Click Through Here
For those interested in investigating further, MIT has a great site on the Opium Wars: Click Through Here
All the species of Fiordland (above: Great Egret) on one handy list. Click Through Here
Fiordland is a high point of any visit to New Zealand. Cruise ships will generally visit Milford Sound
For the Official Visitor Guide, Click Through Here
Expect mainly Bottlenose Dolphins, there is a pod of about 60 in Milford Sound, and maybe a couple of Dusky Dolphins (named for their colour, not he neighbouring Dusky Sound) in Milford Sound. The dusky dolphins are typically the smaller of the two.
Below the surface, and interesting population of ‘black’ corals:
during the mating season (July to November), Fiordland Crested Penguins can be spotted:
and, year ‘round, lollygagging Southern Fur Seals: