The Courier-Mail

Sight to behold


EYE on the Reef recruit Andrea Lanham sees a bit part for everyone to play in protecting the Great Barrier Reef.

The British drama graduate was an “honorary marine naturalist for a day” on her outer-reef trip aboard eco-catamaran Passions of Paradise.

“It’s not dead or dying,” the free-diver said. “But it does deserve our utmost respect.’’

The 21-year-old told of a “fantasy world” of colour, life and endless coral gardens in the waters off Cairns.

As part of the Eye on the Reef program, some of the two million visitors a year to the Reef can opt to play their part as an honorary marine naturalist and capture a “snapshot” of the natural wonder.

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