Jonathan Barton, PhD

Head Scientist Research and Development Coral Aquaculture

What energises you at work?
Caffeine and nerding out over corals.

What’s the biggest misconception people have about your job?
That all corals spawn in the same way.

What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?
Spawning checks if it is the season. If not, I like to sleep in, do chores around the house, and love a cafe brunch.

If you were a crayon, what colour would you be?
Indigo (Blue + Purple).

Favourite coral and why?
Acropora – They have such an huge range of colors and morphology that I find mesmerizing.

What do you love about the job?
I get to play with corals nearly every day, am able to do a variety of different things, and have the freedom to integrate my ideas with the support of management.

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
The ability to heal the injuries and ailments of those around me.

The team

Daniel Kimberley

Founding Director

Brooke Kimberley

Business Manager

Tim Green

Skipper 'MV San Pasquale II'

Shane Sweeney

Sales - Cairns

Geryn Daniels

Lead Packer - Cairns

Jess Huie

Aquarist - Bundaberg

Lawrie Milnes

Shipment Coordinator

Rob Lanceley

Customer Experience and Marketing Coordinator

Zoe Collishaw

Lead Aquarist - Bundaberg

Cadel Squire

Facility/Fleet Manager

Adam Andrews

Skipper 'MV Chartreuse'

Brenden Green

Sales - Bundaberg

Matthew Buwalda

Lead Packer - Bundaberg

Alison Ulcoq

Finance Officer

Andy McPherson


Reece Fearnside


Luke Hodge

Skipper 'MV Tunamoon'

Hayley Holzheimer

Propogation Aquarist - Bundaberg

Juno Siu

Aquarist - Bundaberg

Tommy Lee-Grill


Nick Young

Lead Aquarist - Cairns

Anthony Carboni

Head Diver

Sophie Dyer

Facility Manager - Darwin

Luke Browning

Maintenance Officer - Cairns
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