CReefs Project

Research Projects | Updated 5 years ago

A underwater reef scene with many fish
A mixture of Anthias, damselfish, surgeonfish & unicornfish, Seringapatam
Image copyright of WA Museum

The Aquatic Zoology department is currently participating in a research project with the aim of sampling coral reef biodiversity at three key Australian reef sites: the Great Barrier Reef’s Heron and Lizard Islands and Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia.

Aquatic Zoology staff have been involved in surveying the Ningaloo Reef. CReefs is a partnership between the Census of Marine Life, the Australian Institute of Marine Science, BHP Billiton, and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. The consortium includes scientists from the Western Australian Museum, the Australian Museum, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Museum Victoria, the Queensland Museum, the South Australian Museum and as well as the University of Adelaide, Murdoch University, the South Australian Herbarium and the Smithsonian Institution.