Project Coordinator Ian recently joined Parks Australia staff, volunteers, and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) field rangers on an exciting 14-day voyage. They embarked on a journey to explore 12 stunning cays and islets located in the central and far eastern regions of the Coral Sea Marine Park (CSMP).
This marked the fourth major voyage organized by Parks Australia in support of the CSMP Island Health Project, which was initiated back in 2018. Previous expeditions successfully assessed the health of 48 cays and islets, including the Coringa Islets, Herald Cays, Diamond Islets, Lihou Reef cays, and various others. The latest voyage aimed to complete the island health assessments for all 54 permanent cays and islets in the CSMP, with a special focus on revisiting high priority vegetated areas.