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Great Barrier Reef protected zones

Published 27/03/2015

News release from the Australian Institute of Marine Science and James Cook University about the abundance of coral trout in protected 'green zones' in the Great Barrier Reef.

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Stingray target training hits the mark

Published 27/03/2015

The memory and intelligence of stingrays is being put to the test as part of unique research into the animals’ learning behaviour — and so far, they’ve passed with flying colours.

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Expanding eyes on the Reef’s health

Published 26/03/2015

Cairns and Port Douglas tourism operators are heading to Moore Reef off Cairns tomorrow to brush up on monitoring the Great Barrier Reef.

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Features

Compiling and expanding knowledge of dredging

An independent panel of experts has brought together existing scientific knowledge of how dredging and dredge disposal impacts on the Great Barrier Reef.


Anchoring and mooring

Public moorings are installed at popular Marine Park locations for all Reef visitors to use and Reef Protection Areas are in place to protect coral. Check locations for Lizard Island to Innisfail, Mission Beach to Townsville and the Whitsundays.


Current conditions on the Reef

Each summer, we assess the health of reefs, as this part of the year poses a greater risk of extreme weather, particularly heat waves, cyclones and flooding.


Reef 2050 Long-term Sustainability Plan

The Australian and Queensland governments' Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan provides an overarching strategy for managing the Great Barrier Reef.


Public comment invited on banning capital dredge material disposal in the Marine Park

Public comments are invited on a proposal to ban disposal of capital dredge material in the Marine Park.


Corporate information

Online flipbook: read about our work managing the Great Barrier Reef.