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Reef in Brief - April 2014
Lady Elliot Island lighthouse and cottage
Heritage in focus
This week is Heritage week and a great to time to remember that the Marine Park is home to more than just coral and fish. It’s also the location of many places of historical significance including lighthouses and shipwrecks.
Photo courtesy of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Mermaid Cora at Reef HQ Aquarium
Mermaid Cora
The elusive, mysterious mermaid 'Cora' has been spotted at Reef HQ Aquarium in Townsville. Check out the video and find out appearance times these school holidays.

Zoning maps
Remember the zones over the Easter break
Heading out to the Reef over the Easter holidays? Don’t forget to get your free zoning map. Drop into your local bait and tackle shop or visitor information centre for your free zoning map or call us on 1800 990 177.
Mayor Bill Ludwig and GBRMPA Chairman Russell Reichelt
Local council onboard for Reef’s health
Livingstone Shire Council  showed its commitment to protecting the Great Barrier Reef by partnering with us to become a Reef Guardian Council.
Harry the hawksbill turtle
Harry the hawksbill flies home

After an eight month stint at Reef HQ Aquarium’s turtle hospital, Harry the hawksbill turtle was released back in to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
Reef Guardian grazier Jeff Mills
Distance no barrier for grazier when it comes to caring for the Reef

Rockhampton cattle grazier and Reef Guardian Jeff Mills shares his story of how improved land management practices makes his property easier to run, more productive, and helps the local environment.
Community planting trees at Mission Beach wetlands
Community bands together for local wetlands
Mission Beach school students, council, Traditional Owners, a local Reef Guardian Fisher and the Cassowary Coast Local Marine Advisory Committee have planted more than 500 trees to restore cyclone-damaged wetlands.
EReefs Marine Water Quality dashboard screen shot
Marine water quality dashboard released
The Bureau of Meteorology has released a new online tool that gathers information on water quality in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park to help researchers and marine managers better understand impacts on the Reef.
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The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is the Australian Government agency responsible for managing the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park so it's protected for the future. Management is guided by Australian Government policies and legislation including the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975, as well as through engagement with scientific experts, industry and the community.

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