Check out Moreton Bay’s coral reefs | Underwater photos

GLORIOUS: Coral reef in Moreton Bay. Sites surveyed included Mud, Saint Helena, Green, King, Macleay, Goat and Peel Islands, North Stradbroke’s Myora Reef and coral areas stretching from Wellington Point to Coochiemudlo Island. Photo: Reef Check Australia

GLORIOUS: Coral reef in Moreton Bay. Sites surveyed included Mud, Saint Helena, Green, King, Macleay, Goat and Peel Islands, North Stradbroke’s Myora Reef and coral areas stretching from Wellington Point to Coochiemudlo Island. Photo: Reef Check Australia

STUNNING photographs of Moreton Bay’s coral clusters have been released following the completion of a two year study to collect reef data.

The project was all to update existing reef maps which were last compiled in 2004.

About 600 inshore sites were surveyed at Mud, Saint Helena, Green, King, Macleay, Goat and Peel Islands.

Other areas included North Stradbroke’s Myora Reef and coral areas stretching from Wellington Point to Coochiemudlo Island.

Reef Check Australia volunteers helped collect data for the project which was led by researchers from the University of Queensland and Healthy Waterways and Catchments.

The study was partially funded by the Redland City Council.

For more information, visit Reef Check Australia here

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