An update on science at the Lizard Island Research Station
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Update on reef science.  Win a 3-night stay at the Lizard Island Resort.  Read on...
Death by bleaching. Climate change is causing massive amounts of coral to bleach and die on our Great Barrier Reef.  Go there as soon as you can to witness this compelling testimony on the effect of ocean warming. See more
A baby Epaulette shark, not yet hatched from its egg.  It will cope with ocean acidification, walk using its strong fins, survive for long periods with little oxygen and enjoy a delightful mating routine. See more
This is a juvenile Crown of Thorns Starfish.   If it is a female, it will have the ability to produce around 60 million eggs in a single spawning season.  See how baby COTS survive, and more
The surprising life of baby fish.  Marine fish begin as eggs. Once the eggs hatch, the larvae are entirely on their own, with no parental care or training. See more

The benefits of swimming in a school.  Group-living produces a calming effect. Fish from schools exhibit quicker reaction times and faster propulsion away from threats.  Fish held in isolation exhibit an energy cost.  See more

Great Barrier Reef Virtual Reality Dive.  If you live in Sydney, join LIRRF Members & Friends at the Australian Museum on the evening of 19 April for a special edition of David Attenborough's Virtual Reality Dive, followed by cocktails and live music. $83. Headsets will be allocated in order of acceptance. See details here

Win a 3-night stay in at the famous Lizard Island ResortTo be in the draw, simply continue on our list to receive these occasional email updates.  Donate to double your chance of winning.

Scientists consider the Australian Museum's Lizard Island Research Station to be one of the best facilities in the world for coral reef research.  In the context of current threats to the reef, this work has never been more important or urgent. It could not continue without our ongoing donor support. Any amount you give will be greatly appreciated and put to good use.


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