The Fraser Coast region lies approximately 250 kilometres north of Brisbane. It is famous for iconic beaches and humpback whales, but the unique subtropical coral communities of this region are often overlooked.
The Fraser Coast region hosts patchy, but notable fringing nearshore reef areas. These reefs are home to a mix of subtropical and temperate marine species, including nudibranchs, corals, sea snakes and sea turtles. Research indicates that these reefs are actually more similar to the Great Barrier Reef to their north, than to Moreton Bay reefs to their south.
These fringing reefs and the diverse marine wildlife in the region have been identified as high conservation value by the regional Natural Resource Management body, Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG).