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New Great Barrier Reef Podcast


New Great Barrier Reef Podcast

New podcast dives into Great Barrier Reef stories

A NEW podcast series telling the stories of divers and conservationists on the Great Barrier Reef aims to inspire urgent action to protect the natural wonder.

With a background in journalism and 12 years’ experience working as a marine naturalist, dive instructor and conservationist on the Reef, host Tanya Murphy has plenty of expertise to share, and a range of exciting guests joining her on the show.

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“Despite recently suffering through its fifth mass coral bleaching event in eight years, the Reef still has areas which are in healthy condition and there is still hope for us to save it, but we need to act quickly,” said Tanya.

“There’s a lot of confusion out there about the Reef, with some people believing it’s already dead and others saying it’s completely fine – the real story is much more complicated and the best way to understand it is to listen to the stories of those who are diving on it every day.

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“Through this podcast series I take people on a journey to see the Reef through the eyes of those who know it best, exploring the enduring wonders it still holds – while also sharing some of the threats it’s facing, and the things we can all do to help protect it.”

Episodes include deep dives into First Nations conservation knowledge, hair-raising encounters with marine life like sharks, whales and sea turtles, and first-hand reports of this summer’s devastating coral bleaching event from scientists who live and work on the Reef’s most remote islands.

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“The podcast series is a not-for-profit passion project aimed at raising awareness about the Reef, so it’s been amazing to see so many people around the world tuning in,” said Tanya.

“And this is just the beginning! There’s plenty more to explore as we dive deeper into some of the Reef’s amazing marine life and what we can do to protect it, so start listening now to join the adventure!”

‘Word on the Reef’ podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, and all other major podcast platforms.

If you’d like to support this podcast, please consider becoming a sponsor or patron. For more information, please contact

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Adrian Stacey
Scuba Diver ANZ Editor, Adrian Stacey, first learned to dive on the Great Barrier Reef over 24 years ago. Since then he has worked as a dive instructor and underwater photographer in various locations around the world including, Egypt, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico and Saba. He has now settled in Australia, back to where his love of diving first began.
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