2021 Coral bleaching at Lizard Island

2021 Coral bleaching at Lizard Island

More than 20 years ago, it was predicted that coral bleaching would become an annual event globally by 2050 and that it would happen even earlier on the Great Barrier Reef. That prediction shows every sign of being fulfilled. Corals bleached at Lizard Island in early...
Reefside chat Q&A

Reefside chat Q&A

With over 100 people logging into the reefside chat on December 9, there were too many questions to answer in the time available. Not to be undone by the tyranny of time, LIRS Director Anne Hoggett has provided written answers to many of the questions that did not get...
Reefside chat – listen now

Reefside chat – listen now

On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation had a virtual “reefside chat” with Lizard Island Research Station (LIRS) Co-Directors Dr Anne Hoggett AM and Dr Lyle Vail AM, in conversation with Professor Kris Helgen, Chief Scientist and...
2020 coral bleaching at Lizard Island

2020 coral bleaching at Lizard Island

In early 2020, the Great Barrier Reef suffered its third major coral bleaching event in five years due to heat stress.  At Lizard Island, bleaching first became noticeable in mid-February. February is normally “wet season”, with clouds and rain that keep the sea...