Helping raise the scientists of the future
The Great Barrier Reef
2020 – Overview current mass bleaching event GBR
A nine-page summary with media and video links from various reliable sources.
2019 – GBR Importance and threats
4-pages, Includes mass coral bleaching and the future of the GBR.
Great Barrier Reef fact sheet
Facts about Australia’s jewel the GBR: main threats, coral bleaching, value and main causes.Updated February 2023.
Save reefs from home fact sheet
How can you save dollars and coral reefs. This factsheet provides suggestions how to reduce your carbon emissions at home. Updated July 2019.
Explaining coral bleaching
Coral bleaching Lizard Island 2002
This booklet shows photos from of seven different corals Lizard Island before, during and after the bleaching event in 2002.
Coral bleaching Lizard Island 2016
This booklet shows photos from Lizard Island before, during and after the bleaching event in 2015-2016.
CoralWatch global database
This document (download) will guide you through data entry, finding data using filter functions, downloading and analysing data.
CoralWatch Frequent Asked Questions
This document (download)will provide you with a lot of answer about the CoralWatch program, the use of the Coral Health Chart, Coral Biology, Data, Education and how to save reefs from home.
Community report cards
Virtual reef materials
Youtube instructional video
Use the virtual reef to practice reef monitoring in the classroom or in preparation of your fieldtrip.
Printed copies (72 x 36 cm) are available for purchase.
For classroom use you can print your own:
– Coral Health Charts
– Data slates
– Coral photos
– Excel data entry sheet for virtual reef exercise
ALWAYS use the original Coral Health Chart available from CoralWatch for monitoring corals in the field.