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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. 

Visit GiveNow to sign up for a $10 monthly giving program.

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A reef starts with one polyp

A big thank you to our first Adopt a Coral Polyp supporters. You helped us launch our new fundraising initiative and with your support, we have decided to convert Adopt a Coral into a regular giving program.

We hope you will join us in the ongoing support of your adopted coral. 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!


Jack Loder 

Doug Stetner

Brenda and Keith Smalley (Happy 35th wedding anniversary!)

Kellye Parker

Karen Bennett

Ashley Pagelow

Brianna Guiney

Megan Lilly

Mike Henley

Jennifer Zielke

Josephine Peat

Jon Christensen

Tania Macfarlane



Jack Loder

Jennifer Senecal

Doug Spiegelhauer

Mike Davis


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!