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Plants and animals

Animals around the Centre


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(Source: Graham Channells 2018)


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



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.


Whales in Keppel Bay.

Photo by Graham Channells

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Brahamanie kite 


Photo by Graham Channells

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Beach Curlew

Photos by Graham Channells 

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







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.


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 Coral bleaching


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 Sea birds

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 Protecting coral from fin damage


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Photo by Dan Vaughan