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Reef Magic & MARS install Australia’s first coral resilience system


24 June 2020:  Mars Sustainable Solutions, part of Mars Incorporated, and Reef Magic Cruises today announced the successful installation of a system to support the long-term resilience of the Great Barrier Reef.

The project is a collaboration with James Cook University and local Indigenous rangers. Reef Magic marine biologists including Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) Master Reef Guides installed the first Reef Stars at the Reef Magic Marine World Pontoon, 40kms offshore from Cairns on Thursday 18 June 2020. The team plans to install approximately 50 additional Reef Stars every six months. This will form part of a five-year scientific study with James Cook University to trial the effectiveness in stabilising coral rubble resulting from Cyclone Yasi in 2011. Read more here