Is it illegal to take dead coral from the Great Barrier Reef?

Is it illegal to take dead coral from the Great Barrier Reef?

Is it illegal to take dead coral from the Great Barrier Reef?

You must not damage, collect or otherwise take coral, including dead coral, and protected shell species (that is giant triton shell, helmet shell, giant clam) in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park unless you have a Marine Parks permit.

What should I wear to snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef?

Sunglasses and hats are highly recommended for any trip to the Great Barrier Reef. As an added protection from the sun, take a light, long-sleeved shirt. Wetsuits, stinger suits and lycra suits are available on most Cairns Great Barrier Reef day tour and liveaboard boats.

What should you bring to the Great Barrier Reef?

If you are going for a day trip pack light!

  1. Your travel voucher/ticket.
  2. Sunscreen: (you are in the tropics, the sun is strong.)
  3. Hat.
  4. T-shirt (If you burn easily in the sun, bring an extra one to wear while you are in the water.)
  5. Sunglasses.
  6. Dry change of clothes.
  7. Light shell or windbreaker jacket.

What is protected in the Great Barrier Reef?

Dugong and Turtle Protection Plan Along with the many coral varieties and islands that dot the Great Barrier Reef, plans have been put in place to protect and conserve the vibrant marine life. The Reef Trust have put together a plan to reduce poaching and illegal hunting.

Is it illegal to take shells from the beach in Australia?

For the most part, it’s perfectly legal to collect seashells from Australian beaches provided they are not occupied by living creatures.

Can I bring dead coral on a plane?

You can not take corals in carry on luggage.

Is it better to snorkel at high tide or low tide?

Snorkeling is best at low tide. Low tides often result in shallow pools, allowing you to have a close and clear view of the marine life. Although the type of tide is important, other factors like wind, rain and currents play an important role as well. Just like the temperature and the time of the year.

Is there sharks in Great Barrier Reef?

Getting up close with sharks on the Great Barrier Reef is a bucket-list activity for many divers. Species commonly seen are the white tip reef shark, grey reef shark and the silver tip shark which can be up to 1.8 metres in length.

Can you swim in the Great Barrier Reef?

Swimming on the Great Barrier Reef The waters you’ll swim in are incredibly safe all year round, and it is extremely rare to experience surf conditions, strong currents, or dangerous animals.

Who protects the Great Barrier Reef?

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is Australia’s key management agency for the Great Barrier Reef, and works with government, industry and community to protect this spectacular area.