As the summer temperatures warm the shallow shoreline, seaweed grows on the shallow reefs. This is food for black swans, ducks and small fish.
Each evening from November through to January, pelicans, black and pied cormorants, silver gulls and terns gather to feed on the small fish. Together they work to coral the fish engaging a diving and feeding frenzy called a corroboree, creating a squabbling theatre of birdlife in the shallow waters.
As they feed, eagle rays, red sand crabs and blue swimmer crabs feed on the morsels left from the feeding frenzy.