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How you can make a difference

Get hands-on and help the Reef at the biggest ever people-powered snapshot of Great Barrier Reef life and health. It's easy to join in - you don't even have to get wet! 

  • Register for a ReefBlitz event in Moreton Bay, Central Queensland, Cairns or Port Douglas.
  • ReefBlitz your way by sharing your Reef and coastal sightings online - there are 5 citizen science programs that need your input.
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1-31 OCT

The Great Barrier Reef

Make your Reef visit count - help create a snapshot of Great Barrier Reef health and life

On the beach flippers Heron Island

20-28 Oct

Central Queensland

See the catchment to coral activities on offer on the southern Great Barrier Reef.

Heron Island

22-30 Oct

Cairns & Port Douglas

From Reef cruises to island clean ups, the northern Great Barrier Reef has citizen science activities from coral to coast.

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23 Oct

Moreton Bay

Register now for catchment to coral activities on land and on Moreton Bay

The Great Barrier Reef

Make your Reef visit count in October. Check out these five citizen science programs. Then record what you see in October and contribute your information to be part of ReefBlitz. We need thousands of ReefBlitzers to make it the biggest one ever.

Help us reach 10,000 records for the Reef!

Snap | Count | Upload | Clean-up 1-31 October

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Keep an Eye on the Reef

Report your Reef sightings! The observations, photographs and video recordings help the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to build knowledge about the diversity, abundance, habitats and range of marine animals.

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Watch Coral Colour

Capture information about coral colour! Order a Coral Health Chart to compare colours of bleached and healthy corals. Share your findings about coral colour and growth form on the CoralWatch database. Order your free Coral Health Chart from CoralWatch

Manta Ray Citizen Science

Match a Manta

Share your manta photos! Every manta has a unique spot pattern on its belly. Submit a photo or video of the underside of a manta ray to help the team at Project Manta identify and track individuals along the east coast of Australia.

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Report unusual sealife

Do you regularly visit a local area? If you spot any uncommon marine life, share your photo with the Redmap team for identification. Your information can help map species range changes.

Beach clean-up

Clean up the Coast

Share your coastal (or underwater) clean-up findings. Your data can help Tangaroa Blue track debris to the source.

Register for a ReefBlitz event

Join one of more than 20 free and low cost activities planned throughout October and have fun playing a part in protecting our great natural wonder through citizen science.

Central Queensland 20-28 October

Cairns & Port Douglas 22-30 October

Moreton Bay Sunday 6 November

Partners and Past events

Contact us to get involved

Jenn - Great Barrier Reef Citizen Science Alliance

Phone: +61 7 3252 7555


Capricornia Catchments   |   CoralWatch   |    Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing   |   Dolphin Wild   |   Fitzroy Partnership for River Health    |   Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Eye on the Reef   |   GBR Legacy   |   Healthy Waterways   |   Mangrove Watch   |   Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre   |   Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre   |   Nautilus Scuba   |   Passions of Paradise   |   Project Manta   |   Queensland Water & Land Carers   |  Redmap   |   Reef Check Australia   |   Reef Magic   |   Reef Teach   |   Tangaroa Blue  |  Wavelength Cruises   |   Wildlife Queensland Coastal Citizen Science


Cairns Regional Council  |  Reef HQ  |  Wet Tropics Healthy Waterways Partners

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