A nudibranch, or sea slug, photographed at Julian Rocks near Byron Bay.
A nudibranch, or sea slug, photographed at Julian Rocks near Byron Bay. Seanna Cronin

Keeping an eye on our coral reefs

REEF Check Australia is an organisation dedicated to promoting healthy coral reefs, supported by an engaged and informative public.

The organisation relies on an army of enthusiastic volunteer divers keen to participate in research projects.

There are many fantastic volunteers on the Sunshine Coast who regularly head out to our local reefs to monitor their health.

Reef Check Australia has been monitoring local reefs since 2012.

The volunteers, who undertake courses in data collection, regularly give up their time to participate in reef surveys.

The news is fairly good.

Reef Check Australia reports that our coral reefs, by and large, are in a healthy state.

It also has an active group of divers in the region who regularly dive in our waterways and oceans.

They meet socially to interact with like-minded divers.

If you love the ocean and wish to volunteer with ongoing search, contact Reef Check Australia.



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