Local History

History info

Marine Fossils

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

Ship Wrecks

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Bill, a local fishing identity, remembers back in the mid 1940s on a local school visit seeing a shipwreck on Long Reef’s north side.

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

Carnavalia Rosea Vine

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Friday 5 February, 2021 Carnavalia Rosea Vine - 1st Time on Site Lisa Calder -

Clematis on site

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Wednesday 16th September 2020 I was wandering around our site this morning just checking out

How you can help

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Become a Wildlife Reporter and help promote Marine Wildlife conservation.

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

Reefcare Saturday 2nd July

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Hi all, Unfortunately a major weather event had been predicted this weekend, with large swells

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

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