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Marine ecology

Some marine wetlands, such as parts of the Great Barrier Reef in North Queensland and Moreton Bay, are world renowned and attract visitors from all over the world. These areas are important from a envronmental, social and economic perspectives.

To find out more about marine systems in Queensland use the links below.

Green turtle, Photo by DESI

Quick facts

state marine parks in Queensland are:
The first
marine park in Australia was established in 1937 at Green Island.

Queensland Intertidal and Subtidal ecosystems

For more information see Intertidal and Subtidal (Estuarine and Marine ecology)

Marine conceptual models

Additional information

Last updated: 31 May 2017

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2017) Marine ecology, WetlandInfo website, accessed 18 March 2024. Available at:

Queensland Government
WetlandInfo   —   Department of Environment, Science and Innovation