About this website

This website showcases the science, local knowledge and spectacular imagery of the Keppel Islands region of the southern Great Barrier Reef.

References are provided for published scientific research about the Keppel reefs, with links to online publications.  


Whether you’re a diver, a snorkeller, a sailor or a scholar, you’ll find relevant, useful and fascinating information on: 

The website is a work in progress and open to contributions, so please contact us if there is anything you think should be included.


Dr Alison Jones

Dr Alison Jones is a research scientist focusing on coral reefs in the Keppel Islands of the Great Barrier Reef.

Dr Alison Jones. © Cat Jones.

Peter Williams

Peter Williams was the inspiration for Dr Jones’ diving and scientific careers. Pete lives on Great Keppel Island.

Peter Williams. © Ray Berkelmans.

Dr Ray Berkelmans

Dr Ray Berkelmans was Dr Jones’ academic mentor and driving force behind the research. Dr Berkelmans has now retired from the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

Dr Ray Berkelmans. © Damian Thompson.