Life on the Reef

The Great Barrier Reef — and the people who live and work near this great natural treasure — were showcased in three-part series that aired on ABC1 in March 2015.

Filmed over a year, Life on the Reef is an observational documentary combining spectacular Reef images and interviews with Traditional Owners, marine managers, reef users and stakeholders.

Among those featured was Mark Read from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

Mark’s worked in species conservation for a number of years, including at Raine Island, the largest known marine turtle rookery in the world.

Green turtles have been nesting at Raine Island for over 1000 years. It’s also home to amazing bird life, with eighty-four bird species recorded on the island.

The series showed, among other stories, the on-ground work at Raine Island that’s improved survival rates of the vulnerable turtle species.

Life on the Reef aired in March 2015 on ABC1 and was available on iView.

Listen to Mark Read talking about Raine Island on ABC Radio.