Moore Reef Recovering From Low Level Bleaching

MOORE REEF, THE GREAT BARRIER REEF – Dr Dean Miller is a Cairns-based marine biologist and an underwater filmmaker most noted for his recent work on Sir David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef documentary.

Two days ago (April 27 2016), Dean grabbed his dive kit and underwater camera, jumped on board Reef Magic – one of the many popular tourist boats operating from Cairns – to record what Moore Reef really looked like, just one month after witnessing low-levels of bleaching. Dr Miller said, “To get back into the water and see that those corals (at this particular site) have pretty much recovered was really encouraging.”

Moore Reef lies 45km east of Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef and is just one speck along the Great Barrier Reef, the largest and longest coral reef in the world, stretching 2300 kilometres.

Moore Reef is rich with marine creatures like parrotfish, emperors, white tip sharks, rays and hard and soft corals. It is also home to Wally, the resident Maori Wrasse.