Every aspect of our lives has been affected by the coronavirus. The global economy has slowed, people have retreated to their homes and thousands have died or become seriously ill.
Southern parts of the reef, spared during the 2016-2017 back-to-back bleaching events, haven’t been so lucky this time around.
COVID-19 is casting doubt over a range of recreational activities as new government guidelines point us towards our living rooms and away from the great outdoors.
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Mantra ray surrounded by fish.
Teira batfish swim against the current near Lady Elliot Island, Queensland.
Olive sea snake, Ashmore Reef.
School of cardinal fish swirling around a gorgonian coral garden, Ashmore Reef.
Red horned sea star starfish.
Mantra ray beneath dive boat.
Threadfin butterfly fish.
Diver on an Australian Geographic Society-sponsored expedition aboard the Undersea Explorer, in the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.
Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), northern Great Barrier Reef Queensland.
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