Corals at Your Doorstep

- Moreton Bay

Corals at Your Doorstep

- Capricorn Coast -
CoralWatch is based in Brisbane, only 40km away from the Moreton Bay and about 450 KM away for the most southern reef of the Great Barrier Reef. Moreton Bay is an amazing place, a marine environment of stunning beauty very close to the big city of Brisbane. The Bay is home to coral, seagrass and mangrove habitats which support diverse marine species and ecosystem services such as tourism, commercial and recreational fishing. To raise more awareness about our local environment, CoralWatch produced The Moreton Bay education package, with printing support of Port of Brisbane.

The aim of this education package is to showcase the Moreton Bay marine environment and its importance, promote everyday 'do-able' activities that improve the coastal & marine environment, and provide opportunities for people to participate in local environmental monitoring activities.
Keppel Bay is a large and shallow bay off the nearby city of Rockhampton and Port Curtis is the harbour for Gladstone. Both cities are in Queensland, Australia. These bays are internationally recognised for having abundant and diverse animal and plant species having large areas of mangroves and seagrasses, corals, and a large fish population.

This ‘Capricorn Coast - Corals at Your Doorstep’ education package was initiated by CoralWatch Ambassador David Kopelke, produced by CoralWatch and Hodgeenvironmental and proudly supported by The Fitzroy Basin Association. Additional support has been provided by the partnership between the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. This package is the second in the ‘Corals at Your Doorstep’ series.

Related documents

1. 'Corals at Your Doorstep'
Year 7 Science Lessons and resources

2. Corals at your doorstep - Coral ID most common corals - A4 handout

3. Corals at your doorstep – General info leaflet - A4 folded to DL

5. Flinders book
110 page hardcover coffee table book

Community events

On a yearly base – often in October during our ReefBlitz event - we organise a Corals at your Doorstep community event. Sign up for our newsletter or keep an eye on our facebook page to make sure you don’t miss out next time.