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Just to mention, Varsity was a swamp 15 years ago.Other interesting facts Varsity Lakes is a corporation and there are few tiger shark in the lake ;-)

Could have add some pics of Bond University, quite a cutie.

by fredouil (fredouil@gmailgmailgmail.com) on Mon Oct 24th, 2011 at 04:29:18 PM EST
Bond University? James Bond?

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Oct 24th, 2011 at 06:00:22 PM EST
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If it is a fresh water lake perhaps piranha would thrive?

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Oct 24th, 2011 at 06:33:06 PM EST
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It is a mix of fresh water and sea water as it is connected to canals that are connected to the ocean

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by vbo on Mon Oct 24th, 2011 at 07:41:09 PM EST
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Does the lake level fluctuate with the tides?

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Oct 24th, 2011 at 07:45:07 PM EST
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I wouldn't know but I suppose so.

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by vbo on Mon Oct 24th, 2011 at 07:51:52 PM EST
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Then there would be inflow and outflow and the "lake" would be brackish water and a littoral zone. With proper management, a non-trivial requirement, the lakes and channels could be a significant bio-diversity resource. Great effort and expense has gone into even partially re-creating such littoral zones in coastal California. They play a vital role in the marine ecosystem as spawning grounds and places for juveniles of various species to grow. But this will be compromised if the entrances are through marinas, which can be quite polluted with hydrocarbons.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Oct 25th, 2011 at 12:22:22 AM EST
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People are not allowed to swim in these lakes. This one they say is actually connected with Gold Coast canals so you can expect sharks.



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by vbo on Mon Oct 24th, 2011 at 07:39:18 PM EST
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. Bond is a private University there. So quite a few wealthy kids live in the area.



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by vbo on Mon Oct 24th, 2011 at 07:50:22 PM EST
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No more wealthy than anywhere else (beside few overseas students from Dubai).Bond cost about the same as public Uni as it is much faster to graduate (only 10 weeks holidays (lower opportunity cost/accommodation etc..))

Great place to study and to pick up gorgeous chicks (found my wife there ;-))

by fredouil (fredouil@gmailgmailgmail.com) on Mon Oct 24th, 2011 at 08:02:29 PM EST
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Yes it was a swamp (and still is close to Varsity) but then again this part of the coast was/is the swamp too. Obviously with "some" money they can make whatever they want, where ever they want. They have ski fields in Dubai and tropical beaches in Japan

But as we leave nothing to Mother Nature any more I just wonder is this the world we all ( and our children) want to live in?

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by vbo on Mon Oct 24th, 2011 at 08:28:15 PM EST
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