Reef snapshot

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Reef snapshot: summer 2019-20

To understand, manage and protect the Reef we need good information on its health and key partnerships with those who study and use it.

The Reef snapshot: summer 2019-20 provides a concise, easy to understand summary of how the Reef has fared over the past summer, what this means for coral and the actions being taken to help coral health.

The snapshot is a joint initiative of the Australian government’s lead management and science agencies for the Great Barrier Reef, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, the Australian Institute of Marine Science and CSIRO.

The snapshot is based on the latest available science and information at the time of writing.

It sets the scene for more comprehensive reports later in the year, such as the mid-year Long-term Monitoring Program reports by AIMS and Marine Monitoring Program reports by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

The snapshot provides a summary of Reef health monitoring conducted each year.

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Australian Institute of Marine Science and CSIRO acknowledge the continuing sea country management and custodianship of the Great Barrier Reef by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traditional Owners, whose rich cultures, heritage values, enduring connections and shared efforts protect the Reef for future generations.

The snapshot provides a summary of Reef health monitoring conducted each year.