Watch out for whales

Published 25/06/2018

As whale migration season gets underway, boaties are reminded to keep a safe distance between vessels and these marine animals. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority assistant director of reef conservation actions Dr Mark Read said several whale sightings, including a humpback whale off Heron Island, were already reported via the Authority’s Eye on the Reef app.

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Remembering the mysterious Mermaid resting on the Great Barrier Reef

Published 13/06/2018

On this day in 1829, disaster struck the HMCS Mermaid south of Cairns — reminding us today of the Great Barrier Reef’s rich maritime history.

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Celebrating a new sea country agreement

Published 29/05/2018

A new Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement outlining how Mandubarra Traditional Owners will manage their sea country and its resources was launched and celebrated at the weekend.The agreement between Mandubarra Aboriginal Land & Sea Inc. and the Australian and Queensland governments covers 1500 square kilometres of their sea country in northern Queensland (between Innisfail and Cardwell).

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Consultation underway

Public consultation is underway for the proposed maintenance dredging the Port of Hay Point, Mackay open for comment until 4pm 21 August 2018.

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Annual Report 2016–17

During 2016–17 the Authority increased its focus on building the Reef’s resilience through management interventions. Pressures from weather events, coral bleaching and disease, and crown-of-thorns starfish highlighted the need for action to ensure the long-term health of the Reef.

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