Monitoring Geoffrey Bay reef flat corals

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.

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Geoffrey Bay dodges a bullet

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.