Coast to Coral: Leaf to Reef - The biodiversity of Lady Elliot Island

Join Reef Check Australia and friends on the second Tuesday night of each month in your lounge room/office/comfy chair, for an evening of discovery, inspiration and appreciation of our local marine, coastal and catchment environments.

Dr Asia Haines (Armstrong) has been with the research group Project Manta for the past decade, looking after the sighting database of manta rays and managing the community engagement and public outreach citizen science branch of the research. During this time Asia completed her PhD on the spatial ecology of manta rays and started working with the Leaf to Reef project investigating the biodiversity of Lady Elliot Island.
Lady Elliot Island is located at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and has been identified as a wildlife refuge from the impacts of climate change for migrating tropical species. One of the aims of the Leaf to Reef project is to assess the biodiversity found in and around the waters of Lady Elliot Island, and examine how connected these waters are to other parts of the GBR and beyond. This seminar will present some of the key findings from the past 3 years of research on the island.

Virtual doors (zoom) opens at 6.25pm for a 6:30 pm start.

Stay after the event for networking and nibbles (BYO obviously!) - get your burning questions answered and continue your thoughts, ideas and sea-minded discussions with your local community, all from the comfort of your couch!

Bring a mate and share in the discovery!

At Reef Check Australia we’re all about inspiring our mates and we love to read your thoughts! So, share your favourite parts about the night and tag us! Reef Check Australia #coasttocoral

This initiative is hosted by Reef Check Australia, and proudly supported by oh so many groups including the City of Gold Coast, Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd, Sunshine Coast Council's Environment Levy partnerships grant, The Great Barrier Reef Foundation and Townsville City Council.

Future talks take place on the second Tuesday night of each month, with a new, interesting and engaging speaker.

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March 14, 2023 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Will you come?