Tackling marine debris in the aftermath of cyclone Marcia

Published 15/04/2015

Volunteers from Tangaroa Blue will hit the coast around Yeppoon over the next four days to clean-up marine debris in the area following cyclone Marcia.

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Making a splash! More mermaids join the holiday fun

Published 08/04/2015

It will be four times the fun these Easter holidays at Reef HQ, as the aquarium’s resident mermaid is joined by three other underwater beauties and their sparkling tails.

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Costly fine for green zone breach

Published 02/04/2015

A commercial reef line fisherman from Gladstone has been fined $12,000 after being convicted for a second time of fishing in a Great Barrier Reef Marine Park green zone.

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ABC Open showcases maritime heritage

Pete Illidge maritime archaeologist describes seeing a historic shipwreck in the Great Barrier Reef for the first time.

Capricorn Coast Beach Clean-Up

Residents in the Capricorn Coast region are invited to get involved in a weekend clean-up of marine debris in the area following cyclone Marcia.


Video: hear about about the history and heritage of Great Barrier Reef lightstations and the people who worked there.

Sharing Reef stories at TEDx Townsville

Our marine biologist Fiona Merida is sharing her passion for the Great Barrier Reef at TEDx Townsville on 30 May 2015.

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.

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