GREAT BARRIER REEF Top Stories

File - A seagrass meadow, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The biggest discovered plant on the planet, a seagrass, has been discovered off the coast of Australia.
US NOAA / Heather Dine
2024-04-12, The Conversation
Seagrass meadows are a hugely important store of blue carbon - and so is the rest of the ocean sea floor PhilipSchubert/Shutterstock “The science we need for the ocean...
In this photo provided by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority a green turtle swims in waters of Ribbon Reef No 10 near Cairns, Australia, Jan. 26, 2019.
AP / Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
2024-03-08, Al Jazeera
Australia’sGreat Barrier Reef has been hit by a major coral bleaching event likely caused by heat stress built up over the summer at the biologically diverse site, a...
In this undated photo provided by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, a diver monitors the health of the Great Barrier Reef off the Australian coast
AP / Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
2024-02-29, CNN
The southern Great Barrier Reef is suffering from extensive coral bleaching due to heat stress, the reef’s managers said Wednesday, raising fears that a seventh mass...
Public Technologies: ) Scientists have found oysters could be very useful in gobbling-up nutrient pollution from tropical waterways, including the Great Barrier Reef. James Cook University's Professor Jan Strugnell was co-author of a study that examined the effectiveness of using...
The Irish Times: Negative headlines tend to overshadow the good news, but we are making advances in the fight to save our planet from ourselves, writes one fourth-year student Australia’sGreat Barrier Reef is still in danger but scientists and environmentalists hope that...
WhoWhatWhy: To recognize Earth Week, WhoWhatWhy is running a new piece from our partners at Covering Climate Now each day this week, starting today: Earth Day. We are committed to covering the climate crisis and other environmental struggles humanity faces each and every...
Public Technologies: ) 23rd April 2024 QUT researchers have developed a robot to count and capture images of baby tank-grown corals destined for the Great Barrier Reef. The system will help keep the corals happy and healthy before they are deployed and save researchers thousands...
Al Jazeera: Melbourne, Australia – The residents of dozens of public housing towers in the southern Australian city of Melbourne heard the state government was planning to demolish their homes on the news. “Everyone found out from the TV, from the news, with the rest of...
Phys Dot Org: In past bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef, the southern region has sometimes been spared worst of the bleaching. Not this time. This year's intense underwater heat has triggered the most severe heat stress ever seen on record. Only 3% of surveyed...
Business Insider: The colors in Yellowstone's Grand Prismatic Spring occur naturally. Yann Arthus-Bertrand/AP Some natural wonders around the world look like they've been edited with Photoshop. These landscapes haven't been manipulated with photo-editing software — they...
Sandhills Express: Plants and animals are dying off at an unprecedented rate on Earth. Some scientists are looking to outer space for a solution. The idea is called a lunar biorepository, a facility that maintains and stores plant and animal cells. But instead of on Earth, this...
Al Jazeera: Europe is increasingly facing bouts of heat so intense that the human body cannot cope, climate monitors have warned. The continent endured a record number of “extreme heat stress” days in 2023, the European Union’s Copernicus climate monitoring service and...
Public Technologies: ) Australia's best loved scientist coming to Ecofiesta MEDIA RELEASE Share FacebookSend In MessengerSend In MessengerTwitterEmail Published: 22nd April 2024. (Note: information was correct at date of publication but may have since been changed or superseded.)...
The Epoch Times: Commentary Hamilton Island, a tropical paradise in the Great Barrier Reef, meticulously managed...
Al Jazeera: Redang Island, Malaysia – Under a full moon, a bulbous creature emerges from the South China Sea onto a quiet beach on the Malaysian island of Redang. Watched closely by a team of volunteers, the green sea turtle moves slowly up the fine white sand to the top...
Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Below a treacherous group of rocks off the Tasman Peninsula is a colourful deep water reef full of thousands of fish, but it's in an area so rugged, diving it is not for the faint-hearted. ......
Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Residents of an isolated fishing community in the Gulf of Carpentaria say the town's survival is at the mercy of a pending Queensland government decision to restrict the use of gillnets to protect threatened, endangered, or protected species. ......