The Great Southern Reef – have you heard of it?


Professor Sean Connell from the University of Adelaide was one of the authors on a collaborative article among six scientists across Southern Australia published in The Conversation. The article highlights the need to increase awareness of the true value of the Great Southern Reef so that it can be managed effectively now and for future generations.

“You’ve heard of the Great Barrier Reef – but what about its southern equivalent? The Great Southern Reef covers 71,000 square km. Its kelp forests contain unique and diverse marine life by global standards, and it contributes more than A$10 billion to Australia’s economy each year.

Although most Australians live and play around the Great Southern Reef, they have little awareness of its value and significance, and too few resources are allocated to understanding it.”

Read the full article.

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