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Reef Guardians inspire Caribbean connections

Published 26/07/2013

The Reef Guardians program is being given a flavour of the Caribbean as a delegation of reef managers from Grenada visit North Queensland.

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Chilly turtles warm to Reef HQ Aquarium

Published 03/07/2013

Reef HQ Aquarium has come up with a simple cure for turtles that react badly to winter’s colder water temperatures.

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Cane farmer a Reef Guardian at heart

Published 13/06/2013

Gordonvale canegrower, Paul Gregory, says he’s been a “reef guardian” since he was 12 years old.

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Reef HQ Aquarium residents ready for their close-ups

Published 13/06/2013

Reef HQ Aquarium is inviting photography enthusiasts to enter its new Facebook photo competition.

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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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Little Leroy makes a big splash on World Turtle Day

Published 23/05/2013

Reef HQ Aquarium is celebrating World Turtle Day today (Thursday 23 May) by introducing its newest celebrity turtle to the world.

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Reef HQ Aquarium volunteers add million-dollar touch

Published 15/05/2013

Reef HQ Aquarium is celebrating the work of hundreds of volunteers who have donated 350,000 hours of their time since the centre opened in 1987.

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Reef water quality report card unveils encouraging results

Published 23/04/2013

GBRMPA has applauded the efforts of farmers and graziers, after a report card showed progress is being made in improving water quality.

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Reef peak period enjoyed by visitors

Published 08/04/2013

The Easter holiday period is traditionally a busy time out on the water and this year saw most people doing the right thing in the Marine Park.

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New chairman appointed to Cairns marine advisory group

Published 03/04/2013

A senior fisheries and conservation manager has been elected as the new chairman of the Cairns Local Marine Advisory Committee.

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Easter, camping, fishing, zoning

Published 27/03/2013

Camping spot booked, check; fishing rods in, check; camping permit organised and free zoning map in hand, check.

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Plan to protect historic Great Barrier Reef lightstation

Published 15/03/2013

Isolation, cyclones and a quiet existence for raising children — this is what awaited lightkeepers on Dent Island.

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New wheels for sick turtles

Published 08/03/2013

A new turtle ambulance is about to hit the road to give stranded marine turtles a better chance of survival.

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Reef HQ Aquarium goes for gold at national tourism awards

Published 14/02/2013

Reef HQ Aquarium will represent Queensland at the Australian Tourism Awards on Friday 15 February.

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North Rockhampton State High School rewarded for environmental efforts

Published 01/02/2013

Students at North Rockhampton State High School are doing great work with their community on local environmental projects.

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