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Plants and animals

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Animals around the centre

Teachers are required to supervise students to ensure these animals are safe. Students are not allowed to handle the animals.

sand goanna possum

curlew

blue tongue lizard

swallows in nest

(Source: Graham Channells 2018)

Greenhouse

Visiting groups can use the greenhouse and its equipment to conduct plant studies. All native plants are used to revegetate areas around the centre to provide habitats for native animals.

greenhouse

Whales in Keppel Bay

whales

(Source: Graham Channells)

Brahamanie kite 

Brahamanie kite bird

(Source: Graham Channells)

Beach Curlew

beach curlew

(Source: Graham Channells)

Fires

A fire management plan exists with controlled burns conducted by National Parks staff.

fire affected bushland

Floods

Floods from the Fitzroy River empty rafts of vegetation into Keppel Bay. Animals and plants can be carried to North Keppel Island on these rafts. Biosecurity issues need to be monitored and managed by Queensland Parks and Wildlife staff.

debris washed up on beach

Coral bleaching

Find out more about coral bleaching from Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA).

white coral

Sea birds

sea bird flying above water with fish in mouth

(Source: Graham Channells)

Protecting coral from fin damage

snorkellers with fins exploring reef

(Source: Dan Vaughan)

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 Turtles

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 Dugong

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Last reviewed 29 April 2019
Last updated 29 April 2019