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Adopt a Coral Polyp

Hard corals are made up of many small individual polyps working together to build something bigger than themselves. Although these polyps may only be a few millimeters in size, they each help to construct a coral colony that in turn helps to create complex reef structures. The efforts of many working together have built some of the largest natural structures on earth.

Help us build a bigger, better Reef Check community by adopting a Coral Polyp today!

Join our regular giving program. For a $10 monthly donation, your name will be posted on the Reef Check Australia website as an Adopt a Coral Polyp supporter for the financial year and you will receive a Certificate of Support for your adopted coral polyp. 

Proceeds will support our volunteer reef health monitoring program.

Reef Check Australia is a registered Australian Charity with Tax Deductible Gift Recipient Status. Your donation is tax-deductible. 

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Clicking the Adopt a Coral Polyp button will direct you to GiveNow to sign up for a $10 monthly giving program.

GiveNow makes it easy for you to make a regular or one-off donation, access your donation summaries and print receipts for your annual tax return, making donating simple, secure and straightforward. 


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Take our quiz to find out your inner-coral and learn a bit about the coral categories that Reef Check monitors. 

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A reef starts with one polyp

Regular donations help ensure sustainability for our volunteer reef health monitoring programs. One-time donations are always welcome, please see our Donation page for how your donation can make a difference.

We believe in the power of individuals working together--thanks for believing in us!


Douglas Stetner

Jack Loder

Dayna, Bastian, Kathy and Bill (Happy holidays from Kendra!)


Global reef conservation

A very heartfelt thank you to the firstgraders at Windmere Elementary School in Upper Arlington, Ohio, USA! These keen reef conservationists were learning about the Great Barrier Reef and decided that they wanted to help protect it! They created and sold ABC GBR to raise money for Reef Check Australia and support our volunteer reef monitoring program.

Their combined donation of $178 means they have adopted 18 coral polyps. Thanks very much to each of you for your fundraising efforts! We hope to see you here in Australia some day!