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Eye on the Reef
“The Eye on the Reef app can be used to capture, submit and share your sightings, photographs and video recordings with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and others. It can be an educational tool to find out more about your favourite Great Barrier Reef creatures.
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 the protection of this natural wonder.
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 being made across the Marine Park by visit the Sightings Network website”.
From Coral Watch:
“CoralWatch is a citizen science project based at the University of Queensland, Australia. CoralWatch integrates global monitoring of coral bleaching with education about marine science and coral reef conservation. In 2002, CoralWatch developed and validated the Coral Health Chart. This chart standardises changes in coral colour and provides a simple way that volunteers can quantify bleaching and monitor coral health without formal training.
The Coral Health Chart is great for dive centres, scientists, school groups, and tourists and empowers people to monitor their local reefs. Anyone can contribute to our global database! You don’t need training – download the CoralWatch Info App or Do it Yourself Kit from our website, request a Coral Health Chart, and you are ready to go!”
Explore the magical wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef with Google Earth. This is a great way to get a clear sense of the size of the Great Barrier Reef and the location of the various destinations. 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 beauty of the reef islands, or take a virtual dive on top 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, dedicated to monitoring this change and communicating it to the world. Take a look at the Great Barrier Reef, follow important news and updates, and even take a virtual dive in some of the world’s best dive sites.