Learn about dolphins and protecting the Reef - free workshops

Published: 15/09/2015

Long-time dolphin researcher, Dr Daniele Cagnazzi, will present his work into the health of dolphins in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park at the workshops, which are taking place in Port Douglas and Airlie Beach.

GBRMPA acting tourism and stewardship director, Dr Roger Beeden said the Eye on the Reef programme encourages rangers, tourism operators, researchers, tourists and volunteers to collect valuable information about what they see when they are out on the Reef.

"Information received via the Eye on the Reef programme helps to create a more complete picture of overall Reef health," Dr Beeden said.

"We have developed a number of different tools that allow Reef users to participate in Reef monitoring and to contribute to our database. At the workshops we will provide training on how to use the Eye on the Reef app to help record reef health, marine animals and incidents.

"We are keen to encourage anyone who is interested in the marine environment to come along to the workshops and find out more," he said.

The free Eye on the Reef app can be downloaded from iTunes or the Google play app store. There is also a desktop app on the GBRMPA website that can be used to report Reef sightings.

Workshop Details
15 September from 5.30-8.30pm on the ‘Wave Dancer’ vessel at the Port Douglas Marina.
16 September from 5.30-8.30pm at the Crew Resource Room, Abel Point Marina, near Airlie Beach.

To find out more, please email eyeonthereef@gbrmpa.gov.au.

Name: GBRMPA Media
Contact: (07) 4750 0846