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Local History

History info

Spirit of Long Reef

August 13th, 2014|Comments Off on Spirit of Long Reef

The Long Reef spirits are very nurturing, as they care for the whole Long Reef ecosystem and everything that enters into the environment. But they cannot do it by themselves as they need help from the spirit of all those that visit this beautiful place.

Marine Fossils

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In 1986 Australian Museum experts uncovered the fossilized bones of a Labyrinthodont amphibian on Long Reef.

Long Reef Surf Scene in the 50’s and early 60’s

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In the late 50’s (1958-1959) we first experimented with a ‘short’ board.

Marine Life

Marine info

Long Reef Birdlife

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Long Reef’s Headland grasslands and Rock Platform plays host to a wide variety of bird life.

Dangerous Marine Animals

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Octopuses, together with squid and cuttlefish are highly intelligent predatory molluscs, and one of the largest and most complex invertebrates.

Unusual Sightings

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Click here for some unusual sightings on Long Reef

Conservation

Conservation info

How you can help

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Become a Wildlife Reporter and help promote Marine Wildlife conservation.

Themeda Coastal Grasslands

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Long Reef headland contains Warringah's only example of native grassland vegetation occurring on clay soils.

Grasslands Restoration Project

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The Long Reef headland was covered with the weed, Bitou bush – a native of South America.

Birds

Birds info

Wildlife Watch

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There are over 140 birds seen on Long Reef and 40 of these are listed as NSW threatened or protected species.

Long Reef Birdlife

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Long Reef’s Headland grasslands and Rock Platform plays host to a wide variety of bird life.

Birdlife Factsheets

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Click here for factsheets about the local Long Reef Birdlife

Flora

Flora info

Unusual Sightings – Marine Life at Long Reef Aquatic Reserve

November 3rd, 2014|Comments Off on Unusual Sightings – Marine Life at Long Reef Aquatic Reserve

Unusual Sightings - Marine Life at Long Reef Aquatic Reserve Written by: Fishcare Volunteers (Long [...]

The Rock platform – Sea grass, algae & anemones

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The Rock platform - Sea grass, algae & anemones, Long Reef Aquatic Reserve Written by: [...]

A Battle for Survival

October 2nd, 2014|Comments Off on A Battle for Survival

A Battle for Survival: Marine Life at Long Reef Aquatic Reserve Blue-ringed Octopus (Hapalochlaena) It’s [...]

Walks

Walk info

Walk Sections – Rock Platform

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Rock Platform History The Long Reef Aquatic Reserve was declared primarily to protect the marine [...]

Walk Sections – Fisherman’s Beach

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Fisherman's Beach Fishermen's Beach Grasslands History The restoration of the Kangaroo grass Themeda australis grasslands (left) above [...]

Walk Sections – Headland, Lookout and Point

August 19th, 2014|Comments Off on Walk Sections – Headland, Lookout and Point

Headland, Lookout and Point History In 1997 Long reef headland was almost completely over run [...]