The horse may have already bolded on answering the question whether Magnetic Island reefs are currently deteriorating as a consequence of Townsville Port Authority dredging. The impacts of climate change and associated coral bleaching, though, remain the elephant in the room.
As of April 2017, no evidence of recent coral bleaching was observed along a 1 km stretch of reef at Geoffrey Bay. This reef remains one of the best developed inshore coral reefs around Magnetic Island and a wonderland for snorkelers.
Arcadia, Magnetic Island, featuring Alma and Geoffrey Bays. This is home.