GREAT BARRIER REEF Top Stories

The Guardian: Erik Solheim cites ‘huge decline’ in world’s reefs but says shift from coal and new awareness of plastic pollution are good news...
Public Technologies: 19 January 2018 Joint media release with the Minister for Environment and Energy, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP. The AustralianGovernment is releasing 1.5 million square kilometres of sea floor data which provide the first high-resolution map of the entire Great...
Public Technologies: 2018 is underway and so too is the third International Year of the Reef. The InternationalCoral ReefInitiative (ICRI) declared the year-long global initiative to strengthen global awareness of the value and threats to reefs. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park...
Public Technologies: 19 January 2018 High-resolution sea floor maps released today show 1.5 million square kilometres of Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef in unprecedented detail. The maps are the product of a collaborative project between James Cook University, Geoscience...
This is Money: Scientists are hopeful high resolution maps of the entire sea floor of the Great Barrier Reef will...
Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Crown-of-thorns starfish recently found eating their way through the southern Great Barrier Reef are being targeted in a major culling exercise. ......
Public Technologies: The current outbreak of coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish is occurring at several locations in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The Great Barrier ReefMarine Park - an area bigger than Italy - is the only place in the world where crown-of-thorns control...
Public Technologies: When Tim Nicholls slashed $188 million from Queensland's tourism budget Deb Frecklington couldn't have been more supportive, said ActingTourismIndustryDevelopment MinisterShannon Fentiman. Ms Fentiman says the reminder comes as the Palaszczuk Government...
Public Technologies: Divers are a step closer to accessing Queensland's latest world-class dive site, with the Palaszczuk Government opening an Expression of Interest (EOI) process for experienced operators to conduct recreational diving activities on the ex-HMAS Tobruk site....
Herald & Review: "Even if you’ve snorkeled a thousand times, Australia’sGreat Barrier Reef is an underwater marvel; fly out to Lizard Island for a stay far from the crowds and close to the best the sea has to offer. (Don’t miss the ......
Stuff: OPINION: Donald Trump has clearly never travelled in a "s...hole" country. Maybe the US president has visited a few. Maybe he's flown in on a private jet and pressed some flesh, signed a few things and scouted out the golf courses – but he hasn't travelled...
Your Observer: He’s been on Longboat Key for almost 20 years. He’s seen the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort degrade, helped beaches grow, and watched them shrink, and witnessed at least two hurricanes. He’s stood before at least 17 different commissions...
IFL Science: It's not all grim in the battle against climate change. Once again, females have found a way to save the day. Promiscuous female sea turtles could be mating with multiple male partners and saving their species from climate change, a new study has found. As...