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Reef Check in SEQ

We've been monitring reefs in South East Queensland (SEQ) for 10 years. The project was established in 2007 to monitor subtropical reef sites between the Gold Coast, Brisbane area and the Sunshine Coast.

South East Queensland (SEQ) is a transitional area where tropical, sub-tropical and temperate species all exist within the same habitat area. With pressures from a rapidly growing population, sedimentation from catchments, coastal development and climate change, this transitional area is gaining recognition as an important area to study and protect.

Our volunteer monitoring activities provide valuable information where there is currently a serious gap in the data; many of the sites Reef Check visits annually do not have regular long-term monitoring programs. Reef Check monitors more than 20 locations across the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay/Quandamooka and the Gold Coast.

You might be surprised about the amazing coral communities than can be found along the SEQ coast.



2016-17 SEQ REPORT >


2016-17 infographic


inshore MORETON BAY REEF habitat maps >



Moreton Bay Ambassadors



Plans for 2018

  • Continuing to monitor more than 20 long-term monitoring locations in SEQ, and adding some additional sites inshore Moreton Bay
  • Expanding our Reef Ambassador programs for Moreton Bay and on the Sunshine Coast
  • Proejcts to share, communicate and protect the unique subtropical reefs of this region

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Project Support

Regional activities in 2017-18 are supported by funding through Queensland Government Queensland Government's Community Sustainability Action grant program, Sunshine Coast Council Environment Levy Partnership Grants, Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd and Advance Queensland.

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