The Reef

The Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is Australia's unique living icon.

Facts

Facts

It's the largest living structure on earth.

Animals

Animals

These threatened species need your help.

Crown of thorns starfish

Threats

Climate change is the single greatest threat facing the reef.

Islands

Islands

Explore the enchanting islands of the Great Barrier Reef.


#Explore

Discover new reefs and take a virtual dive with your favourite animals in the interactive map below. Select full screen for the best experience on mobile and desktop.

#Watch

64,000 green turtles converge on Raine Island during nesting season.


#Explainers

What is Coral IVF?  

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What is Coral IVF?  

Red Mangrove

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What is blue carbon?

What is marine cloud brightening?

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What is marine cloud brightening?

What is coral cryopreservation?

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What is coral cryopreservation?

What is climate change?

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What is climate change?

What is coral spawning?

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What is coral spawning?

Coral Bleaching at Lizard Island

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What is coral bleaching?


#What we're doing

Inaugural accelerator workshop, Great Barrier Reef

Resilient Reefs

Partnering with front-line Reef communities across the Pacific and beyond to respond to climate change and local threats.

Reef Islands

Reef Islands

Restoring critical island habitats to protect ecosystems and save vulnerable species.

Raine Island Recovery Project

Raine Island Recovery Project

Restoring the world’s largest green turtle nesting area on Raine Island.

eReefs

eReefs

The world’s largest reef forecasting and modelling program to track and predict the condition of the Reef, including water quality and bleaching.

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Plant a Coral and restore the Reef

#Plant a Coral and restore the Reef

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