Species conservation

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First recorded sighting of rare whale in the Great Barrier Reef

Published 14/12/2016

The first recorded sighting of an omura whale in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park has been reported to marine managers.

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Tips for navigating turtle traffic

Published 27/01/2016

The moment a marine turtle hatchling pokes its head out of its sandy nest the odds are against it, but beach goers can give these tiny creatures a better c

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Boyne Island Primary School takes out top prize for Reef video

Published 17/09/2015

A team of six students from Boyne Island Primary School has been announced as the winner of a Great Barrier Reef video competition run by

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Learn about dolphins and protecting the Reef - free workshops

Published 15/09/2015

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) is holding a series of free workshops to share research on protected dolphin species and to encour

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Turtle handling a top priority for Indigenous rangers

Published 09/06/2015

The Yuku Baja Muliku rangers recently shared their turtle handling skills with local fisherman and ma

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Nesting season to track health of green turtles

Published 28/11/2013

Surveys conducted during this year’s turtle nesting season are expected to show if the population of green turtles is bouncing back.

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Look out for those below during bumper whale season

Published 30/05/2013

This year’s whale watching season will see the highest number of humpback whales entering the Great Barrier Reef for more than half a century.

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Watch out! Turtles about

Published 16/11/2012

Beach users are asked to take special care during the summer months as marine turtles begin their age-old ritual of coming ashore to lay eggs.

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Agreement extended to protect Reef

Published 10/01/2012

Coral collectors in the Keppels are continuing their efforts to safeguard the Great Barrier Reef.

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Look out for nesting turtles

Published 10/01/2012

Visitors to the Great Barrier Reef are urged to watch out for marine turtles and their hatchlings. 

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