Humpback Whale

Animals

The Great Barrier Reef is home to some of the most unique creatures on the planet. These threatened species need your help.

Manta

Manta

Mantas are amongst the largest fish in the ocean with a wing span of up to 7 metres and weighing up to two tonnes.

Great 8

Great 8

These top eight living, breathing icons are featured for their unique attributes and importance to the Reef.

#Reef animals

The Great Barrier Reef is a home to a vast array of iconic and endangered animals. But these marine animals need your help to survive and thrive.

Manta Ray

Manta Ray

With the largest brain to body ratio of any living fish, these gentle giants are under threat.

Green Turtle

Green Turtle

As the only species in the genus Chelonia, the Green Turtle is a rare icon of the Great Barrier Reef.

Dugong

Dugong

Found mostly in Australia, Dugong are more closely related to elephants than to whales and dolphins.

Whale Shark

Whale Shark

Always spotted but rarely seen, meet the largest fish in the ocean.

Clownfish

Clownfish

Small and colourful, these famous fishes have one of the most interesting symbiotic relationships.

Mantis Shrimp

Mantis Shrimp

This deep-sea crustacean packs a powerful punch.

Humpback Whale

Humpback Whale

These playful leviathans are the musicians of the sea.

Giant Triton

Giant Triton

These giant sea snails play a vital role in protecting our Reef.

Giant Clam

Giant Clam

A mammoth mollusc, but not a man-eating one!

Image: National Geographic

Blanket Octopus

With the largest gender size discrepancy in the animal kingdom, a male blanket octopus weighs 40,000 times less than the female.

You can help

#You can help

Your support can help save endangered Reef animals, find solutions to major threats and enable vital research.