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10 Steps to Save the Reef

October 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Blog

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/28/10-steps-to-save-the-great-barrier-reef  

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Great Barrier Reef: ‘a massive chemistry experiment gone wrong’

October 10th, 2014 · No Comments · News

Scientists warn that pollution may be dramatically increasing the rate of ocean acidification in inshore areas, threatening coral: http://gu.com/p/42b7x

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If Only All Politicians Were Scuba Divers

May 30th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Blog

In 1983 Lodestone Reef, east of Magnetic Island, was the scene of a series of gruesome attacks by a five-metre tiger shark. It was also in the path of Cyclone Yasi and so I was curious to finally get there on the weekend and see how the Reef looks four months after one of the […]

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What’s Happened to Myrmidon?

March 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Updates

Just before Cyclone Yasi I joined an expedition with scientists out to Myrmidon Reef, 120 kilometres off Townsville. This week I was asked to talk to Radio National’s Robyn Williams –  Science Show – Cyclone Yasi – about the reef. Before the interview I called the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and asked for […]

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Cyclones Also Fell Rainforests of the Ocean

February 5th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Updates

Last night I filed this story for The Guardian in London and this one for the Sydney Morning Herald: Tropical Cyclone Yasi not only felled vast numbers of trees in some of the Australia’s most spectacular and precious rainforest. The storm’s reach was felt not only on land but also underwater. Yasi will almost certainly […]

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Cruisin’ for a Climate Change Bruisin’

December 5th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Guest Viewpoint

  Stuart Kininmonth is a seafaring scientist – a sailor and researcher based on Magnetic Island, Queensland. Like every sector of society, yachties will be impacted  by climate change. And what hurts them, hurts us. Here is Stu’s take on the ill wind about to blow. The light breeze fills the sails and quietly pushes […]

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The Great Barrier Brief?

December 9th, 2008 · No Comments · News

  Picture by Denise Lamby Story by James Woodford As the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority warns that this summer is shaping up as a shocker for coral bleaching it’s a good time to review three new publications. All three deal with one of Australia’s most important World Heritage areas and the threats it faces. Firstly, last week […]

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