This video shows the state of the reef at Lizard Island in April 2020 and outlines events during the past decade that have affected it - Crown-of-Thorns Starfish outbreaks, cyclones and coral bleaching. For best results, increase the resolution in settings.


About the research station and its facilities

The Australian Museum is committed to the health and wellbeing of our employees, researchers and our community. As a result of recent developments due to COVID-19, we have temporarily closed our Lizard Island Research Station.

We will continue to monitor the evolving situation and based on government advice, will determine when we can safely re-open. We thank you for your patience at this difficult time.



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