At the Office
Here we are getting ready to survey the reefs near the Bargara treated effluent outfall.
Avril checks out a large Diploastrea coral at Fitzroy Island near Cairns.
This large octopus was unafraid as Avril took its portrait.
Winding in the Tape
Avril winds in a 50m survey tape after we have made a count of crown-of-thorns sea stars on Opal Reef off Port Douglas.
Avril photographs a coral garden on Holbourne Island off Bowen.
Colourful seastar in the deep sandy habitat between the coast and the offshore reefs.
Sieving sediment samples at Bargara.
Stag Thicket and Damsels
Colourful damselfishes hover over a staghorn Acropora thicket at Holbourne Island.
Rich corals on a fringing reef around Gumbrell Island in the Whitsundays.
Fringing reefs around Hayman Island in the Whitsundays.
Unusual Sea Cucumber
Rare sea cucumber or holothurian Thelenota rufolineata at Tijou Reef in the far-north.
Diving on the steep drop-off on a clear outer barrier reef.
School of beautiful blue tangs, aka 'dory', on the front of a northern outer barrier reef.
Beautiful patterns of the soft coral Sarcophyton on Keswick Island off Mackay.
The GBR is very close to potential pollution: Sun Metals near a tidal inlet at Townsville.