The Eye on the Reef App can be used to capture, submit and share your sightings, photographs and video recordings with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and others. It can also be used an educational tool to find out more about your favourite Great Barrier Reef creatures.
The Great Barrier Reef is a vast and complex ecosystem. Eye on the Reef helps build knowledge about marine species diversity, abundance, habitat and distribution.
The more people report their sightings, the more knowledge will be contributed to science, management and the protection of this natural wonder.
Reef visitors have used Eye on the Reef to record thousands of sightings of humpback whales, dwarf minke whales, dugongs, dolphins, whale sharks, birds, sea turtles, and many more Reef creatures.
Selected sightings will be displayed on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority website and Facebook page, to show the world a sample of the wonderful experiences that the Great Barrier Reef can offer visitors.
Due to the IMPORTANT nature of sightings of sick, injured or dead animals please also report to 24hr Ph: 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625).
Marine Pollution has been renamed to "Marine Pollution (Fuel/Oil)
Fixed an issue where sighting with image can sometimes fail to upload.
Fixed an issue where selecting a Marine Pollution incident would erroneously select Coral Damage.
Fixed an issue where entering coordinates manually for sighting location would not work.
Changed flow slightly so marine debris entries will return to the marine debris screen.
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Found the app very useful for marine park zones.
Also for location while offshore out of internet range.
Identifying reefs was simple & were able to keep track of locations.
Would to see the maps with land boundaries in hardline or choice of satellite or even the GBRMPA charts.
As yet have not used the sighting section. No internet does not help.
I uploaded what I thought to be irikandji sightings last October at the top end of Hook Island (Butterfly Bay) and found the app difficult to use. I’m no expert so I was curious to have the sighting verified. No feedback, very non interactive and where are all the other sightings from other people. It’s such a shame that $ is wasted on these poorly thought out and barely functional apps.
If Yous actually want to educate people on marine zoning make an app that works properly. This is almost unusable as it is laggy, non responsive and crashes. Zoning information should be a lot more accessible and easier to comprehend.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.