Image of a turtle over coral reef, Great Barrier Reef, QLD. Image credit Ashton Ea

Green turtle

Junior outlook

The Junior Outlook Reef Beat presents a series of posters focused on results from the Authority’s Outlook Report 2019, introduces some amazing animals seen along the Reef and the actions students can take to protect the Reef.

Outlook Report 2019

Published every five years, the 2019 Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's Outlook Report examines the Great Barrier Reef's health, pressures, and likely future. The 2019 report is the third comprehensive report in the series, and identifies the Great Barrier Reef Region still faces significant pressures ranging in scale from local to global.

We have a range of educational resources for teachers and students on the endangered species of the Great Barrier Reef.

Endangered species teaching unit

Our endangered species teaching unit is aimed at year four level. Over approximately seven weeks, students will investigate marine turtles and their life cycles. They will explore the relationship between the survival needs of marine turtles and the habitats they live in, including interactions with other living things. By considering changes to the habitats, such as coastal development and climate change, students will predict the effect of these changes on marine turtles, including the impact on the survival of the species.

Great Barrier Reef protected animals

Our website contains information about the protected species that live in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.