Environment & Community

Marine Ecosystem

Christmas Island’s tropical reefs and deep oceanic waters support hundreds of species of tropical fish, dolphins, whale sharks, manta rays and many varieties of coral.

PRL is committed to ensure that the Christmas Island marine environment is preserved. PRL operations interact with the marine environment in the north-eastern corner of the Island (Flying Fish Cove) where the loading/wharf precinct is located.

The loading process is regulated through environmental licences with strategies to minimise dust emissions and avoiding spillage of phosphate material. Managing storm water run-off is also an important strategy in this high rainfall tropical environment.


The marine ecosystem on Christmas Island