Unless we do something about greenhouse gas emissions, say bye to these incredibly important ecosystems.
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If only everyone looked this good when they got busy.
Dead and dying are two very different things. If a person is diagnosed with a life-threatening illne , their loved ones don't rush to write an obituary and plan a funeral. Likewise, species aren't dec...
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No one predicted coral would be bleached so far south of the tropics and they also didn't realise how quickly it would recover.
“This is the most widespread, longest coral bleaching event ever to occur," a U.S. researcher said.
First comes the heat, then coral bleaching, then death.
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They are one of the few remaining ecosystems on earth to remain largely unexplored.
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The fate of the Great Barrier Reef will be sealed by the next term of government, the Climate Council of Australia (CCA) has warned both the Labor Party and the Coalition. The CCA said a new report re...
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Between 70 and 90 per cent of coral in the shallow water around Christmas Island are bleached due to rising ocean temperatures, researchers say. Over the past month, sea temperature around the island...
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People have stood up to a big, powerful industry and said they won't accept their harm to our Reef and our climate. But our Government's promises are falling short and their actions even shorter. Their failure to protect our Reef won't go unnoticed.
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When the world's worst coral bleaching event hit the Pacific Ocean this year, a long running underwater visual survey group was ready to record it. Described as 'Google Maps for underwater', the XL Ca...
It may come as a surprise that Sydney Harbour has long been home to corals but this year, hot conditions have devastated the once-thriving colonies. Despite growing in comparatively cool southern wate...
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The most devastating coral bleaching event the world has ever seen is underway on the Great Barrier Reef. Australia's preeminent scientists, conservationists and tourism operators warn this event poin...
I challenge any Australian, including Minister Hunt or Prime Minister Turnbull, not to come back from such a trip deeply moved and wondering what we are handing on to our children.