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Entries from September 26th, 2014

The Great Prawn Dilemma

September 26th, 2014 · No Comments · Blog

At the recent Australian Coral Reef Society annual conference in Brisbane I met a young scientist called Renata Ferrari. We were chatting at the end of day one when canapés were being passed around. On the first plate being offered were some prawns. Without any embarrassment Renata asked the waiter whether they were sustainably harvested […]

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Trash Safari: Cleaning Up the Coast

September 25th, 2014 · No Comments · News

Fighting cigarettes, on the beaches and in the dunes…This week two young surfers, Nat Woods and Daniel Smith, set off on the Trash Safari – a journey that started at Sunshine Beach in Queensland. They are the founders of the Clean Coast Collective and believe passionately that no-one should walk past litter on the coast…Over […]

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Tropical Sydney: Corals in the Harbour?

September 15th, 2014 · No Comments · Updates

Montage image presented at the recent 88th Australian Coral Reef Society conference in Brisbane. By James Woodford Welcome to Tropical Sydney, where a Manly Ferry ride could one day be a coral reef cruise. Towards the end of her keynote address, at the 88th Australian Coral Reef Society conference in Brisbane, Dr Adriana Vergés, a […]

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