Around this time of year, LIRS co-directors usually attend our Foundation’s Sydney and Melbourne dinners, updating our supporters on research undertaken at the Station. With LIRS closed to researchers since mid-March, Dr Anne Hoggett and Dr Lyle Vail join us by video, sharing their observations of recent bleaching and coral recovery around Lizard Island.

This video shows the state of the reef at Lizard Island in April 2020 and outlines events during the past decade that have affected it – Crown-of-Thorns Starfish outbreaks, cyclones and coral bleaching. For best results, increase the resolution in settings.