Zone: Marine National Park (Green) Zone
Management Area: Mackay / Capricorn Management Area
Managed by: the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
This Reef was named in recognition of the late Ron Taylor AO, one of Australia’s first marine conservationists. Both Ron and his wife Valerie Taylor spent 40 years sharing their shark and marine conservation message all over the world. Together they changed the perception of sharks, educating others on the species importance in maintaining a balance in healthy ocean ecosystems.
The name was agreed to under Memorandum of Understanding between the Australian Hydrographic Office, Queensland Government and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority who named the reef on 9 September 2013.