Australian Marine Parks

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Coringa Herald Survey cover

About the report

This report combines the results of two surveys of coral, macroinvertebrate and fish communities in the Coringa-Herald National Nature Reserve (CHNNR or the Reserve).

The first survey, conducted by JCU in May 2007, surveyed the Herald Cays (NE and SW Herald).

The C&R Consulting survey in October 2007 focused on South East Magdelaine Cay (SE Magdelaine), Chilcott Islet (Chilcott) and South West Coringa Islet (Coringa).

Ecological communities were found to be in a similar condition to those described in previous surveys, with very little recovery of hard coral cover.