Coast to Coral: What the Wreck is it! Diving into Queensland's wrecks and reefs

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.

This month we will be hearing from Toni Massey, a PhD candidate from Flinders University & a part-time maritime archaeologist for the Department of Environment and Science.
Toni is currently responsible for the management and protection of all of Queensland’s historic shipwrecks. Toni completed a Bachelor of Archaeology (maritime archaeology, Honours) and has over 15 years experience in managing historic shipwrecks in Australia. Toni is a Reef Check Reef Ambassador and has been a long-standing member of the Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology (AIMA) and is actively involved with the AIMA Council. Toni is the AIMA/NAS Qld State tutor and has taught the AIMA/NAS Part 1 course to local community and diver groups throughout Australia for many years.
Beneath the waters of Queensland ‘out of sight, out of mind’ are thousands of historic shipwrecks ranging from those wrecked in 1791 (Pandora) through to those from World War Two and include
those in thousands of meters of water to those sitting on top of reefs in shallow water. Australia’s heritage is preserved in these shipwrecks, the landscapes, and the collections. It’s also present in the memories and stories of survivors, Indigenous people, and the shared memories of communities. Shipwrecks are the most common form of artificial reefs which are becoming increasingly popular and important attractions for recreational divers. Join in and find out more about Queensland’s historic wrecks and reefs and hear about how you can help protect these incredible museums under the sea.

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 June Canavan 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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May 11, 2021 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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