Great Barrier Reef Blog
The Great Barrier Reef Blog is intended as a forum for discussion about the promotion and protection of the Great Barrier Reef and the life it sustains. There an numerous threats to the very existence of this natural wonder and here, we attempt to identify them and appropriate strategies for countering them. Unfortunately many power brokers believe that the Reef is either a insignificant dumping ground for the Oil and Gas industries, or a resource zone at the service of such. This is unimaginable considering that the decline of the Great Barrier Reef has been well documented by marine scientist, conservationists and locals alike.
We believe that by fostering discussion, transparency and community support for the protection of the Reef, it’s possible to change the tide of destruction and provide the Reef with what it needs the most, time to recover.
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Shark culls could affect climate change Editor’s Note: The Great Barrier Reef Blog is delighted to re-publish blogs from Griffith University’s Science Impact Blog. These articles are a welcome contribution to the Blog as we seek to raise awareness on … Continue reading
Coral Bleaching Crisis 2015 WASHINGTON >> The bleaching of colorful coral is spreading into a worldwide, devastating crisis, scientists say, and they predict it will likely get worse. Triggered by global warming and the El Nino, record hot ocean water … Continue reading
Great Barrier Reef turtles exposed to thousands of chemicals Friday, September 25, 2015 – 08:30 New Queensland research is indicating that green turtles living near urban and farming areas are absorbing possibly thousands of chemicals. University of Queensland researcher Associate … Continue reading
Indigenous groups take Adani Carmichael mine battle to the United Nations Date October 3, 2015 – 6:02AM Lisa Cox National political reporter SYDNEY MORNING HERALD EXCLUSIVE Adani mine ruling is a ‘delay’ The state government is “extremely disappointed” a court … Continue reading
Carmichael Coal Mine There has been a lot of news on Adani’s Carmichael coal mine, the latest in August being that the Abbott government’s environmental approval of the proposed Carmichael coal mega-mine in central Queensland has been overturned by the … Continue reading
Saturday, September 26, 2015 By Margaret Gleeson, Brisbane Great Barrier Reef Report Card The Queensland government’s Reef Water Quality Protection Plan released its Great Barrier Reef Report Card 2014 on September 21. It states, “Results show the need to accelerate … Continue reading
Great Barrier Reef Turtles Absorb Toxins. New Queensland research is indicating that green turtles living near urban and farming areas are absorbing possibly thousands of chemicals. University of Queensland researcher Associate Professor Caroline Gaus said many of the chemicals were … Continue reading
Crown of Thorns Starfish thwarted by Household Vinegar. James Cook University scientists in Australia have made a breakthrough in the war against a deadly enemy of the Great Barrier Reef; the Crown of Thorns Starfish. The Crown of Thorns Starfish … Continue reading
THE Great Barrier Reef Report Card 2014 released today has shown the poor state the 2300km-long icon is in, with Environment Minister Steven Miles describing the findings as not for the faint-hearted. “The finding that most jumps out… is the … Continue reading
(Malcolm Turnbull Climate) Dr Steven Miles A major government assessment of the reef last year declared climate change its most serious threat. Photo: Tourism Australia When Malcolm Turnbull announced he would challenge Tony Abbott for the prime ministership, I was … Continue reading