Locals with Tiger shark caught overnight on a set line. Murray Island (also known as Mer Island) is near the Australian border with Papua New Guinea. There is an airstrip with flights to Cairns. Accommodation is available and is not cheap. Locals rely on a diet of turtles to keep them going, although fish is preferred. Tropical Reef Lobster are common on nearby reefs where they are dived for. This is a northern outpost of Australian territory in The Coral Sea.