In the lead up to its launch on World Oceans Day, underwater sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor is in Townsville to oversee the next MOUA installation on John Brewer Reef: the Ocean Sentinels snorkel trail. The MOUA team will take the eight green-concrete sculptures to John Brewer Reef where they will be installed as a marine […]
Each Australian winter, the Great Barrier Reef plays host to some very special visitors. In fact, it’s the only place in the world where you can don mask and snorkel in warm tropical water, and swim with dwarf minke whales. An encounter with one of these gentle giants is a life-changing moment, a moment you’ll […]
The Great Barrier Reef’s ‘Great Eight’ iconic species range from mammals to fish, reptiles to molluscs and they all procreate in very different – and almost inconceivable – ways
Ever been kissed by a Manatee? Encounters with marine mammals are always special and my recent encounter with manatees in Florida’s Crystal River is perhaps one of the most special I’ve ever experienced. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but I certainly wasn’t expecting a big mumma manatee to come up and give me […]
Corals grown in Australia’s first offshore coral nursery at Fitzroy Island off Cairns have spawned for the first time after being planted on the Great Barrier Reef four years ago.
An award-winning craft brewery is joining forces with the Coral Sea Foundation to raise funds for the Sea Women Great Barrier Reef program. Here’s how you can help. Aussie social enterprise beer pioneers, Sobah and The Good Beer Co have joined forces to create a delicious new limited edition Tropical Lager Coral’ation (TLC), a non-alcoholic […]
Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort has launched a new documentary series that all ocean lovers and science buffs will appreciate: ‘Life on the Reef’.
The Reef Cooperative, coordinated by Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef, brings together Traditional Owners Yirrganydji Land and Sea Rangers, reef scientists from James Cook University, reef restoration experts Mars Sustainable Solutions and leading tourism operator GBR Biology.
Award winning photographer Pete McGee shares some photos of his local dive site, which illustrate this success story. The biodiversity here is incredible, with at least five species of shark, over 160 species of fish and 50 species of invertebrates sighted in the bay in recent years.
A new study conducted over several years in Komodo National Park, with over 4000 manta sightings uploaded by citizen scientists, reveals just how important the protection of waters within Komodo National Park really is.