Ceccarelli, D., Choat, J. H., Ayling, A. M., Richards, Z., van Herwerden, L., Ayling, A., Ewels, G.,
Hobbs, J. P. and Cuff, B.
Report to the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts by C&R Consulting and
James Cook University, 2008
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.