You may have read the recent Great Barrier Reef Obituary which claims that ‘Climate change and ocean acidification have killed off one of the most spectacular features on the planet.’ Why do people believe it?
CoralWatch is a citizen science initiative using a colour-coded chart to help users survey the state of coral reefs – we find out how easy it is to complete a survey
Every time it rains, fine sediment and fertilisers are being washed into the waters around the Reef choking fish and coral, creating algal blooms and weakening the fragile marine ecosystem. Fortunately Greening Australia has a simple and effective solution.
With virtually no damage to the reef from the coral bleaching event further north, business is booming for sustainable Whitsundays operators.
This year’s coral bleaching event is a wake up call for us all to start behaving differently – to reduce our carbon footprint. It is not a reason to stop exploring our underwater world.
In February 2016, sea surface temperatures climbed to an astounding 33°C in the waters off the far north Queensland coast resulting in coral bleaching across the Great Barrier Reef. How many more significant coral bleaching events before the Reef is gone forever?