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Osprey Reefis an oceanic seamount 340 km NNE from Cairns and 180 km off the coast. This reef is frequently visited by divers from Cairns and Port Douglas and has been monitored by Reef Check Australia volunteers since 2002. Hard coral was damaged by coral bleaching in 2002 but appears to have recovered. Coral cover remains at about 40% at two sites with one site showing a slight decrease since 2004. An unofficial agreement has been reached between fishers and the tourism industry to protect high value tourism sites from fishing impacts. Further information on Osprey Reef from Reef Check Australia:
- www.reefcheckaustralia.org/
Source: Chin, A., H. Sweatman, S. Forbes, H. Perks, R. Walker, G. Jones, D. Williamson, R. Evans, F. Hartley,S. Armstrong, H. Malcolm, G. Edgar , 2008 , Status of the Coral Reefs in Australia and Papua New Guinea: 2008 . In: Wilkinson, C. (ed.). Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2008. Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network and Reef and Rainforest Research Center, Townsville, Australia. p159-176 (See Document)

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