Australia is calling on scientists from around the world to help rescue the Great Barrier Reef.
Australia is calling on the world's top scientific minds to help save the Great Barrier Reef, offering hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund research into protecting the world's largest living structure.
(Reuters) - Rising temperatures at Australia's Great Barrier Reef are causing more green turtles to be born female, which could lead to the species dying out, a new scientific study has found.
Male hatchlings are disappearing on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a new study shows, because the growing warmth of nests produces more females.
In the northern Great Barrier Reef, juvenile green sea turtles are 99 percent female.
The population of about 200,000 nesting females in the northern Great Barrier Reef is one of the largest in the world, and could crash without more males, according to the report.
Warm water near the Great Barrier Reef is apparently resulting in almost entirely female births among sea turtles. Read more...
Turtles' sex is determined by the temperature their eggs develop in.
The alarming problem jeopardizes the world's largest population.
The vast majority of green sea turtles in the northern Great Barrier Reef are now female because of warmer temperatures due to climate change, which influences their sex during incubation, researchers said Monday.
But it can still be saved, scientists say.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A major outbreak of coral-eating crown of thorns starfish has been found munching Australia's world heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, scientists said on Friday, prompting the government to begin culling the spiky marine animals.
A new book exploring the best scientific research on preventing coral-eating Crown-Of-Thorns Starfish (COTS) outbreaks, is expected to become a critical resource for informing management of these outbreaks across the Indo-Pacific.
Australia’s scientists are working against time and climate change politics to save their beloved coral reef.
Australia's Great Barrier Reef has suffered severe bleaching two years in a row. Climate change threatens to spell the end of the coral reef as we know it.
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The broadcaster will end his hugely popular Blue Planet II series with a stark warning Coral reefs, including Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, will have died and dissolved away by 2100, Sir David Attenborough will say in the last programme of his Blue Planet II series, to be shown next Sunday. He will warn that CO2 […]
Scientists at the University of Queensland say around three per cent of the site's 3,800 coral reefs have so far emerged unscathed from a host of threats, from bleaching to pollution and disease.
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The Great Barrier Reef is better able to heal itself than we previously imagined, according to new research that identifies 112 individual reefs that can help drive the entire system towards recovery....