Coral Oceans 7-11


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: reef shark

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

Underwater classroom: sea cucumber

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

Underwater classroom: wall of mouths

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

Coral expedition: setting sail

What kind of people make up the team?

Coral expedition: navigating the reef

What tools and technology does Captain Frank use to navigate the reef?

Coral expedition: wonders of coral

Enjoy the wonders of this unique environment

Coral expedition: day in the life

How does this compare to how you imagined a day in the life of a scientist?

Coral expedition: sharing the science

How does sharing the data help other scientists?

Coral expedition: boat tour

What might living on a research vessel be like?

Coral expedition: sailing home

How do the team feel about the future of the reef?

Coral expedition: dive kit

Why do the team need all this different kit to work underwater?

Coral expedition: dive signs

What other dive signs would you find useful?

Images & galleries

Coral life

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

Agincourt Reef Google Maps

Explore this section of the Great Barrier Reef


Sharks have a notorious reputation, and they are certainly well-adapted to hunting their prey

Coral bleaching

Learn about the fragility of precious ecosystem

Coral highlights

Map of the world’s coral reefs

Why do coral reefs only grow in these areas?

Great Barrier Reef 2012: Expedition map

Why did the expedition only go to some of the reefs?

Coral feeding

How does coral get its energy?

Adaptation on the reef

Learn how different creatures have adapted to life on the reef

Shapes and patterns on the coral reef

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

Coral life cycle

Find out how corals grow and reproduce

Coral threats

Discover some of the threats facing the coral habitat

Dive signs

Master your dive signs to become an underwater explorer


Enjoy the diversity in the wonderful world of sea slugs or nudibranchs

Reef scales

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

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