Vicki Harriott Reef

Size: 1230 ha
Zone: Habitat Protection (Dark Blue) Zone
Management Area: Cairns / Cooktown Management Area
Managed by: the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

This Reef was named in recognition of Dr Vicki Harriott who was an internationally recognised marine ecologist specialising in coral research. Included among the long list of research and teaching positions was her role as Assistant Curator at the Great Barrier Reef Aquarium between 1987 and 1990.

The name was agreed to under Memorandum of Understanding between Australian Hydrographic Office, Department of Environment and Resource Management  and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority who named the reef on 1 August 2009.

Biography of Vicki Harriott

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