Videos from the Reef

Reef soundscapes

Listen to Tim Gordon’s presentation at the virtual 2021 International Coral Reef Society Conference in July. Tim is the 2019 Ian Potter Doctoral Fellow.

Lizard Island – North Reef 2021

Amazing coral regrowth at North Reef, Lizard Island,  taken during the Coral Sea Foundation Citizen Science expedition to Lizard Island in June 2021.

Prof. Frank Talbot AM

Former Director of the Australian Museum and founder of Lizard Island Research Station reflects on his career and environmental changes on the eve of the inaugural  Talbot Oration by Prof. Tim Flannery at the Australian Museum in June 2021.

Reefside Chat 9 December 2020

A virtual “reefside chat” with Lizard Island Research Station Co-Directors Dr Anne Hoggett AM and Dr Lyle Vail AM, in conversation with Professor Kris Helgen, Chief Scientist and Director of the Australian Museum Research Institute.

Giant Trevally near Lizard Island

This video clip was recorded by scientists Dr Daniela Pica and Dr Penny Berents near Lizard Island in November 2018 during a trip for research on lace corals.

Marine Research Trip

A student group from Emmanuel Anglican College in Ballina NSW visited Lizard Island Research Station in May 2021. This video was produced by teacher Thomas Papworth, who was one of the group leaders.

Coral reefs need our help

The Great Barrier Reef is a vital part of our ecosystem and a natural wonder beloved by Australians. It is a World Heritage Area that is at risk of being listed as 'in danger' in recognition of the many challenges it faces.

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Weather & Ocean Observations

Latest Lizard Island Weather & Oceanic Observations from the AIMS Data Centre