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Farewell Penny!

Exciting news, Penny a sub-adult Green Turtle will be released back into the wild on Sunday 23 October 2016. Penny was found stranded at Dalrymple Point in Bowen September 2015 and was admitted with floating syndrome and malnourished weighing only 21 kilograms. Penny's floating condition abated after a few weeks, the result of antibiotics, worming medication and a tasty diet of squid. Penny now weighs a healthy 37 kilograms and is ready to return to her home.

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Biodiversity Exhibit Opening Soon!

Reef HQ Aquarium's Biodiversity Exhibit is opening soon! Biodiversity encompasses all living things, from microbes and single cell algae to marine turtles and whales and their habitats and the Great Barrier Reef's biodiversity is internationally recognised.

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A venue with a difference

Reef HQ Aquarium transforms into an exciting venue for a cocktail event or sit-down dinner. Where else in Queensland will you have a 2.5million litre coral reef exhibit as your backdrop? Create a memorable experience for your next event.

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