If all goes well, the giant triton snails—or even just their scent—could stand guard over the declining reefs.
A giant starfish-eating snail could be unleashed to help save the Great Barrier Reef, officials said Monday, with a trial underway to breed thousands of the rare species. Predatory crown-of-thorns starfish, which munch coral, are naturally-occurring but have proliferated due to pollution and run-off at the struggling World Heritage-listed ecosystem. Show More Summary
Extensive loss of branching corals and changes in coral community structure in Australia's Palm Islands region over the past century has been revealed in a new study.
With sights like the Grand Canyon, Mount Everest, and The Great Barrier Reef, we have to admit, we live in a beautiful world. So when Rough Guide asked its readers to pick the most beautiful country in the world, they had a tall task tallying the votes. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
(ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies) Who cares about the Great Barrier Reef? Many people, and according to a paper published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, some of the most passionately connected individuals can come from far away places, across the globe.
Who cares about the Great Barrier Reef? Many people, and according to a paper published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, some of the most passionately connected individuals can come from far away places, across the globe.
At a time when the Great Barrier Reef and other coral reefs are facing unprecedented destruction, researchers in Australia have found a small ray of hope for the fish that make the reefs their home. Fish are more resilient to the effects of ocean acidification than scientists had previously thought, according to research published Thursday […]
The draft water quality improvement plan, released by the federal and Queensland governments this week, aims to reduce the pollution flowing from water catchments to the Great Barrier Reef over the next five years.
The Great Barrier Reef, and most other large reefs around the world, owe their bulk in large part to a type of red algae that grows on corals and strengthens them. New research led by Anna Weiss, a Ph.D. candidate at The University of...Show More Summary
(University of Texas at Austin) The Great Barrier Reef, and most other large reefs around the world, owe their bulk in large part to a type of red algae that grows on corals and strengthens them. New research led by Anna Weiss, a Ph.D. Show More Summary
The vulnerability and conservation value of sub-tropical reefs south of the Great Barrier Reef - regarded as climate change refuges – has been highlighted in a new study.
Adani is fighting the Queensland Environment Department, rather than pay a $12,000 fine for polluting the Great Barrier Reef - a breach the mining giant reported itself. The Mackay Conservation group is calling for Adani to instead start engineering works on its Abbot Point port facility in North Queensland to make sure it doesn't happen again. More »
In conjunction with global warming, ocean acidification has become a pressing problem, particularly in sensitive areas such as the Great Barrier Reef. Even though acidification from emissions is spatially non-uniform, it helps in understanding of changes in pH values in surface ocean waters. While averaged across the world’s oceans, ship emissions may have a relatively […]
By Kayla Keyes, Mote Marine Laboratory Recent news about Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has been grim: the most recent aerial survey of the reef identified a stretch of bleached coral over 900 miles (1500 km) long, and scientists have declared the reef to be in a terminal stage. Show More Summary
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia is building a superhighway offering free charging stations in a bid to boost use of electric vehicles, the northeastern state of Queensland said on Thursday, most of its route fringed by the Great Barrier Reef tourist attraction.
A different kind of pipeline. Snorkelers explore Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Queensland Arizona civil engineer Mo Ehsani thinks he has the answer to the global coral bleaching crisis — a pipe that delivers cool water to stressed corals. Bleaching, a consequence of climate change, is destroying...
Fancy a 7-bed villa in Thailand or a mansion on Australia's Great Barrier Reef? These homes can be yours if you're willing to fork out for the most expensive homes for sale in the world.
Google Street View hasn’t been limited to maps for quite a while. You can even explore the Great Barrier Reef using Street View. The app is pushing exploration beyond just your own neighborhood. The next step is a big one, because for the first time, Street View has left the Earth. You can [...]
If you think devastating effects of climate change aren’t here yet, the new film from the makers of “Chasing Ice” will make it very clear how wrong you are. Underwater in the Great Barrier Reef, after weeks of filming coral to manually...Show More Summary