Summer Reef health update Lionfish VERSUS Grouper 1 day ago   02:47

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Our thoughts are with everyone in north Queensland impacted by the severe weather that occurred in the region.

At the beginning of this summer, the ongoing outbreak of coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish and possible marine heatwaves were the biggest concerns for the Reef.

The cooler regional weather in January and early February has seen the threat of mass bleaching reduced markedly for most of the Reef from predictions earlier this summer.

A monsoon trough (in association with a tropical low) currently extends across north Queensland and into the north-western Coral Sea.

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