Making Waves a century of Australian coral reef science exhibition

Making Waves: A Century of Australian Coral Reef Science

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Recommended for all ages

Queensland Museum, Level 2 Theatre



Journey to Australia’s many colourful reefs that fringe the Queensland coast, form labyrinths in the Torres Strait and Coral Sea, and meander along the Kimberley and Ningaloo coastlines.

Australia’s coral reefs are some of the longest, oldest, most biodiverse and pristine on the planet. In fact, we are the guardians of 17 per cent of all the world’s coral reefs with four of them earning World Heritage status – the Great Barrier Reef, Lord Howe Island, Ningaloo Reef and Shark Bay. Coral reefs also hold great cultural and spiritual significance to Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islanders who have been caring for Sea Country for tens of thousands of years.

For the last century the Australian Coral Reel Society (ACRS) has been at the forefront of reef conservation and advocacy, making large ripples across the globe by supporting scientific research on coral reefs. These ripples are rapidly becoming waves, waves ACRS hopes will be big enough to tackle the largest threat to Australia’s reefs – climate change.

Making Waves: A Century of Australian Coral Reef Science invites visitors to step inside this celebration of 100 years of Australian coral reef science and find out how scientists are protecting our precious reefs for generations to come.

The Making Waves: A Century of Australian Coral Reef Science exhibition is supported by the Australian Coral Reef Society. 

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