News Archive

BioBlitz participants make exciting discoveries of new species of moths and spiders

Rob Whtye documented 37 new species of spider.

His report can be downloaded.

Dr Don Sands captures a sample of a newly discovered moth found by biology student, Shelley Gage.

A new species of moth important to the pollination of the boronia flowers Cooloola BioBlitz and it is expected that 37 new species of spiders will be verified as a result of the Cooloola BioBlitz, a partnership between the Fraser Island Defenders Organisation and Cooloola Coastcare. Read more.

CUBA Educational Presentations

Full house in Poona for Cooloola Underwater Biodiversity Assessment (CUBA) presentation.

A crowd of 60 people turned up to see Josh Jensen present the video and the information. That's 12% of the population so a great turnout in this small community. The Poona Centenary Hall was a perfect venue and the committee were helpful and welcoming.


A crowd of 65 turned out in Rainbow Beach for the Cooloola Underwater Biodiversity presentation and were treated to delicious sandwiches and pikelets with jam and cream thanks to the wonderful team from the Rainbow Beach Community Hall. At the right in the photo is the professional camera used by underwater cameraman and marine biologist, Josh Jensen, to create the engaging footage of the diverse range of creatures found in Tin Can Inlet.


Tin Can Bay Biodiversity Film Full House!

Over 130 people crowded into the RSL Hall and were enthralled by the interesting presentation by diver, cameraman and Marine Biologist, Josh Jensen on Friday night, April 6th. Thoughtful questions from the audience followed Josh's engaging presentation and videos.

Another 64 people attended in Rainbow Beach on April 9.