Latest environmental research, maps and data for the Great Barrier Reef and Queensland, Australia
Published on27 March 2015
No-take marine reserves (NTMRs) are widely advocated for conserving exploited fish stocks and biodiversity.
Published on5 February 2015
This animation shows the results of the Crown of Thorns Starfish (COTS) control program run by AMPTO. This shows the control dives that remove COTS using a single injection method.
Published on2 December 2014
The crown-of-thorns seastar, Acanthaster planci, is a predator of corals and along with cyclones is the major cause of coral mortality on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) 1 .
Published on8 November 2014This poster map shows satellite and aerial imagery of Torres Strait. It also shows the Australia Maritime Boundariers in the region. This region neighbours with Papau New Guinea resulting in complex maritime boundaries.
Published on8 November 2014This map shows the density of shipping traffic as measured by the Automatic Identification System (AIS). Each black dot on the map represents a reading of a vessel location taken each hour over a 3 month period in 2013. AIS is fitted to all large ships (cargo ships, container ships, bulk carriers, tankers, etc) and ferries (more than 12 passengers) and is optional for smaller recreational vessels.