Reef Life

It feels like the Great Barrier Reef has been in the news a lot lately. There was the record breaking coral bleaching, the Australian PM talking climate change policy but then backing fossil fuels (again), and more recently, an advisory panel suggesting to the government to open up protected waters in the Coral Sea for industrial fishing and mining. It's inspired me to start a new illustration that I will be building up over the next couple of months. Here's the first drawing to get it all started. It's a Hawksbill turtle, one of six endangered turtles that can be found in and around the reef.