Coral highlights


Underwater classroom: clownfish

Richard Fitzpatrick gives an underwater talk about clownfish aka Nemo-fish.

Underwater classroom: coral bleaching

​An underwater lesson explaining the process of coral bleaching.​

Underwater classroom: sea cucumber

Marine biologist Richard Fitzpatrick talking about Sea Cucumbers in an underwater lesson.​​

Underwater classroom: reef shark

Shark specialist Richard Fitzpatrick shares his research methods when studying Reef Sharks.

Underwater classroom: wall of mouths

​A quick underwater lesson about the Great Barrier Reef's food chain.​

Coral expedition: wonders of coral

Enjoy the wonders of this unique environment

Coral expedition: dive signs

What other dive signs would you find useful?

Seaview Science: collecting corals

Learn more about the science and technology of the XL Catlin Seaview Survey.

Seaview Science: coral reefs

Learn about the importance of coral reefs with Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg​.

Images & galleries

Coral threats

Discover some of the threats facing the coral habitat

Coral ID

Learn how to identify different types of coral

Coral life

Find out more about the amazing variety of life on the reef

Coral feeding

How does coral get its energy?

Coral bleaching

Learn about the fragility of precious ecosystem

Coral life cycle

Find out how corals grow and reproduce

Coral life (advanced)

Coral life gallery with additional taxonomic and behavioural information

Shapes and patterns on the coral reef

A gallery focusing on the variety of structures, patterns and textures seen on the reef

Reef scales

From tiny polyps to hundreds of miles, discover the different scales in the coral ecosystem

Dive signs

Master your dive signs to become an underwater explorer

Adaptation on the reef

Learn how different creatures have adapted to life on the reef

Zones on the reef

What factors affect zonation on the reef?

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