Reef HQ is not like the typical aquarium you can find anywhere. This specific aquarium caters only to the wild life which live inside of the Great Barrier Reef itself (i.e. clown fish, moray eels, and other exotic sea creatures). We also got to witness the feeding hour which they had, though it was main for the children, but it was still interesting to watch.
While touring the HQ my brother an myself were introduced to several categories of sea turtles. Being from a place like Hawaii where all you ever here about are the sea turtles, both my brother and I had an already vast wealth of knowledge concerning a few of the turtles which they had in the exhibit, such as the Green Turtle. Going to the Reef HQ was a smart idea for my brother and I, especially for me since I'm more of the History and political science type of person than I am the marine science type like my brother is. Because I live in Hawaii I already knew the dangers and threats that coral reef must endure by tourist and other careless groups of individuals. However unlike Hanuama Bay, a relatively small coral reef site. the Great Barrier Reef is far larger, and there are talks of eliminating large chinks of it to make way for commercial ships.