GREAT BARRIER REEF Top Stories

Public Technologies: The Palaszczuk Government has approved a business case for the Cairns Shipping DevelopmentProject, backing a $127 million jobs bonanza for Far North Queensland. Member for Cairns Michael Healy said the upgrade to the Port of Cairns would open major economic...
Canberra Times: As well as sporting the best casual looks, model Jarrod Scott is helping to draw attention to the plight of the Great Barrier Reef. ......
Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Off the Great Australian Bight, deep beneath the surface is a reef you might not know about. It's bigger than the Great Barrier Reef, more populated with wild sea life, and it's open for drilling. ......
Taipei Times: Australian researchers believe they have detected a dramatic decline in shark numbers over the past half century, findings that could challenge the use of culls as a way of responding to attacks. The number of some shark species caught in nets off Queensland...
IFL Science: Shark populations have been declining steadily around the world for decades. It feels like every other week a shocking new report reveals the dire straits of these vulnerable creatures. This time it is the turn of the apex predators of Australia’s east coast,...
Public Technologies: SilkAir To Boost Singapore-Cairns Services To Daily Flights 14 December 2018 - SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will be increasing flight frequency to Cairns, Australia. With effect from 2 June 2019, Cairns will be served with a daily flight,...
PhysOrg: Ecology and technology have combined to give nature a helping hand, using a robot to deliver heat-tolerant coral larvae directly onto Australia'sGreat Barrier Reef in the first small-scale pilot of a new technique to help restore and recover coral reefs. ......
The Guardian: My guide was wearing odd socks. One was green, the other a bright shade of yellow, so as he walked, it was like being flashed by the Australian flag. With his Steve Irwin-style khaki shorts and shirt, thick grizzly beard, brown Tilley hat and aviator...
Public Technologies: SilkAir will increase its Singapore to Cairns service to daily from June 2019, delivering an additional $20.6 million for Queensland's economy. TourismIndustryDevelopment MinisterKate Jones said the leading Asia-Pacific regional airline, owned by Singapore...
Public Technologies: Marine science and safety shared a birds-eye view of a natural phenomenon on the Great Barrier Reef when Australia's two leading marine agencies joined forces to track ocean currents. The AustralianMaritimeSafetyAuthority (AMSA) and oceanographers from the...
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Canberra Times: Sun, sea, sand ... and the perfect tropical wardrobe. Jarrod Scott, international model and eco-warrior for the Great Barrier Reef, shows his style. ......
This is Money: Many experts point to the increased number of people going into the water as a reason for any increase in attacks Australian researchers believe they have detected a dramatic decline in shark numbers over the last half century, findings that could challenge...
The Daily Mail: The seas off Australia were once teeming with sharks, but researchers found that numbers have declined by up to 92 per cent in 50 years. ......
PhysOrg: Queensland Museum scientists have used remotely operated vehicles and specialised diving techniques to find 195 coral species in deeper reef areas in the Great Barrier Reef region. ......