GREAT BARRIER REEF – HORRIFIC BLEACHING GOVT ACTION URGENTLY NEEDED

Great Barrier Reef In Crisis: “It’s Just Terrible. Horrific.” Australia’s iconic reef has been hit by its worst ever bleaching event this year. Without urgent government action the future looks worse. Much worse. posted on Jun. 27, 2016, at 6:09 … Continue reading

Research links turtle deaths to dredging in harbour

A MAJOR dredging project in Gladstone harbour may have been linked to a spate of turtle deaths in the area, new research by James Cook University has claimed. The research looked at links between turtle health and marine water quality … Continue reading

It all adds up: port development on the Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Draft Strategic Assessment Released November 4, 2013 – 9:56AM SMH Opinion – Alana Grech, Bob Pressey and Rob Coles, JCU The Queensland and Australian government’s draft strategic assessment of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area has … Continue reading

GREAT BARRIER REEF WET TROPICS WATER POLLUTANT RISK

Tropical Far North high risk for Great Barrier Reef pollution Bianca Keegan Friday, July 12, 2013 © The Cairns Post THE Wet Tropics has been identified as the highest risk area for water pollutants entering the Great Barrier Reef leading … Continue reading

The Australian – Reef becomes a sounding board for science

The Australian 18 Jun 2013, by JENNIFER FORESHEW THE rarely heard underwater sounds of the Great Barrier Reef are now being captured by a cutting-edge acoustic recorder. The JASCO Applied Sciences Autonomous Multichannel Acoustic Recorder Generation 3 (AMAR G3), which … Continue reading

BURKE’S GLADSTONE BLOG REFUTED

    Landos Report  ‘Toxic mix of stressors’ reported in Gladstone Harbour  waters By John Mikkelsen   November 17, 2012 Aquatic disease specialist Dr Matt Landos has highlighted a toxic mix of “multiple stressors” in Gladstone Harbour and has called for … Continue reading

DUGONGS DOING IT TOUGH IN QUEENSLAND

‘Lady of the Sea’ under threat JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY  First published 4 September 2012 No dugong calves were seen in the southern Great Barrier Reef in a survey last year, and numbers are the lowest since the mid 1980s, indicating … Continue reading