The data in this field guide has been prepared by the Australian Museum's Lizard Island Research Station on the Great Barrier Reef, north of Cairns in Queensland, Australia. It covers almost 1700 marine and terrestrial species that can be found in the vicinity of Lizard Island. It includes a wide range of birds, fish, and corals and other invertebrates. Most of the identification images are sourced locally.
Species can be searched for by name, type, colour and a variety of other criteria.
When online, you can also view distribution maps constructed from the records kept by the research station.
The field guide provides extensive information about appearance and behaviour of the species, including details on where they are found around the Island. The information remains accessible on your phone or tablet, even when you do not have a network connection.
Note that while this app. continues to support capture of your own observations including photos and audio recordings, we strongly encourage you to use iNaturalist for your own records. The strength of the iNaturalist community and the breadth of its observation database are both fantastic. Future versions of this app will store observations captured within the app. on iNaturalist. If you have legacy observations of your own on the Gaia Guide system that you would like to migrate to iNaturalist, please get in contact with us directly. If suitably licensed by you, your photos on iNaturalist will be discoverable and usable by those maintaining this field guide.