Diving volunteers - Earthwatch Australia

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Join the Recovery of the Reef team together with the Australian Institute of Marine Science to assess the growing prevalence of coral disease on this landmark site. Working across a variety of dive sites you will conduct underwater surveys tagging and photographing diseased areas, which will then be monitored over time to assess the condition of the coral. In the aquarium you will set up and conduct experiments that measure light, temperature, pH and nutrients of the water.

Location: Orpheus Island, Great Barrier Reef, Qld.
When: 2 – 19 March, or 30 August, 2012.
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Heron Island Dive Festival

Heron Island Dive Festival

5 - 11 September

Jacques Cousteau listed Heron Bommie as one of his top ten favourite dives – so come celebrate one of Australia’s top dive destinations and be treated to coral gardens and pinnacles of the Great Barrier Reef at their best. The excitement continues on land with lectures and workshops from renowned underwater photographers and marine scientists talking about their latest research.

Where: Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.
When: 5 - 11 September, 2011.
Cost: See website for details.
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