Great Barrier Reef Information

Great Barrier Reef information this page gives you the best tools and apps to find educational and helpful tips.

Eye on the Reef

From ThinkSpatial:

Everyone can use the Eye on the Reef app.  Start to capture, submit and share sightings, photographs and video recordings with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and others. This can be an educational tool to learn about your favourite Great Barrier Reef animals.

The Great Barrier Reef is a vast and complex ecosystem. Eye on the Reef helps build knowledge about marine species diversity, abundance, habitat, and distribution. The more people report their sightings. The more knowledge contributed to science, management, and this natural wonder’s protection.

Reef visitors have used Eye on the Reef to record thousands of sightings of humpback whales, dwarf minke whales, dugongs, dolphins, whale sharks, birds, sea turtles, and many more Reef creatures. Selected sightings are on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority website and Facebook page to show the world a sample of the beautiful experiences that the Great Barrier Reef can offer visitors. You can view all the sightings made across the Marine Park by visiting the Sightings Network website“.

Coral Watch

From Coral Watch:

“Coral Watch is a citizen science project based at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Coral Watch integrates global monitoring of coral bleaching with education about marine science and coral reef conservation.

In 2002, Coral Watch developed and validated the Coral Health Chart.

This chart standardises coral colour changes and provides a simple way that volunteers can quantify bleaching and monitor coral health.

The Coral Health Chart is great for everyone and empowers people to monitor their local reefs.

Anyone can contribute to our global database! You don’t need training – download the Coral Watch Info App or Do it Yourself Kit from our website, request a Coral Health Chart, and you are ready to go!”


Google Earth

Explore the magical wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef with Google Earth. This is a great way to get a clear sense of the Great Barrier Reef’s size and location. Discover the various destinations that are gateways to the Great Barrier Reef. Then, zoom in to see the islands and even dive into the depths to see the marine life beneath the surface.


 Google Underwater Street View

Using the vast resources of Google and the  Catlin Seaview Survey project, you can view marine life, gaze at the reef islands’ beauty, or take a virtual dive on top of the Great Barrier Reef dive sites.


XL Catlin Seaview Survey

The XL Catlin Seaview Survey is a unique global study working with some of the world’s leading scientific institutions to monitor this change and communicate it to the world. Take a look at the Great Barrier Reef, follow important news and updates, and even take a virtual dive into some of the world’s best dive sites.

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