Videos from the Reef
Coral Recovery 2022
Dr Andy Lewis (Coral Sea Foundation) is a frequent visitor to LIRS. His video shows the vibrant coral community at Granite Bluff in September 2022 that has recovered from severe impacts between 2014 and 2017.
Activities at LIRS
Anne Hoggett, LIRS Director shares her insights about bleaching over summer in the Lizard Island area and gives an update of activities at the Australian Museum’s Lizard Island Research Station (LIRS).
Coral Sea Foundation were fortunate to see a pair of Reef Octopus (Octopus cyanea) out actively hunting and copulating in the late afternoon at Watson’s Bay, with very little concern about our presence.
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.
Science and the will for change are the only possible solutions. Our work is helping.
Will you help us?
Weather & Ocean Observations
We acknowledge Dingaal and Ngurrumungu Traditional Owners of the lands, seas and skies of the Lizard Island region.