Recently I visited Goat Island Marine Reserve in Leigh, New Zealand. The water was beautiful and clear, and when I immersed myself in the water, many varieties of fish and crabs were immediately visible. There aren’t as many fish as there would have been many years ago, but there are still more fish than you would find in many other beaches and marine reserves. Goat Island was packed with people snorkeling around. Apparently you can find eagle rays and jellyfish if you go further away from shore, I’ll be sure to try that next time.
I wish that all beaches were as clean and healthy as Goat Island. There is only so much water in the world and we need to care for it. I highly recommend you visit Goat Island in the beautiful New Zealand and remember to respect the environment.