Orpheus Island Research Station

Visitors to JCU’s Orpheus Island Research Station can study the well-developed fringing and mid-shelf reefs, mangroves, the wide variety of fish and corals, sponges, historic shipwrecks, Indigenous sites, and the eucalypt forests that dominate the Island’s inland regions. The waters around Orpheus are home to 1,100 known species of fish, 3,000 giant clams and 340 of the 350 known species of reef coral.