On October the 24th and 25th, the first ever ReefBlitz will be happening at Cannonvale Beach (just north of Airlie Beach) in Queensland.

Beach and esplanade of Cannonvale Beach, Queensland

The ReefBlitz will take place at picturesque Cannonvale Beach, Queensland.

Whether you want to be up at the crack of dawn for a spot of bird watching, take a late afternoon stroll to Pigeon Island to count sea cucumbers, or ramble over the rocky foreshore, ReefBlitz 2014 at Cannonvale Beach has it all. Sign up today for one of 23 surveys on offer to document the flora and fauna of Cannonvale Beach, stay for a presentation or interactive science display at basecamp or lend a helping hand in the beach clean-up. All ReefBlitz activities are free and are suitable for a wide range of ages.

Data from the ReefBlitz will be recorded using iNaturalist and will be integrated into the Atlas of Living Australia.

The ReefBlitz concept was developed by Earthwatch in partnership with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.

If you’re near Airlie and would like to participate, then register here!

People wading through coastal waters with coral in the foreground.

Join in the fun, and help improve our knowledge about Australia’s biodiversity.