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Postcards from the edge of time

Courier Mail - ‎18 hours ago‎
The study includes researchers from UQ, James Cook University and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. They have studied photos of locations near Bowen, in Queensland.
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Study dates Great Barrier Reef coral loss

UQ News - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The timing of significant Great Barrier Reef coral loss captured by a series of historical photos has been accurately determined for the first time by a University of Queensland-led study.

Great Barrier Reef bull sharks' secret lives revealed in radio tracking study

ABC Online - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Bull sharks not only spend a lot of time on coral reefs, they can swim surprisingly long distances down Australia's east coast in summer to give birth, radio tracking of sharks on the Great Barrier Reef has shown.
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New Great Barrier Reef ranger patrol boat set to tackle illegal fishing around coral cays

ABC Online - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
A new patrol boat to tackle illegal fishing inside the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is taking to the waters off Gladstone in Central Queensland.
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Damselfish in distress as long periods of heat on Great Barrier Reef stunt their growth

ABC Online - ‎Jan 28, 2016‎
Queensland's long hot summers are taking their toll on Damselfish, one of the Great Barrier Reef's more common inhabitants.
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Foreign ships may risk our beaches and Great Barrier Reef

The Sunshine Coast Daily - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Among those was the Shen Neng 1 that ran aground on the Douglas Shoal on the Great Barrier Reef off Great Keppel Island in 2010.

Professor, explorer Iain McCalman to speak on the Great Barrier Reef

KU Today - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
LAWRENCE—Iain McCalman, University of Sydney Professor of History, will take audiences on a new adventure into the Great Barrier Reef to reveal how our shifting perceptions of the natural world have shaped this extraordinary seascape. McCalman's talk ...

Wildlife, Wilderness and Great Barrier Reef: Save up to £360 per couple

Wanderlust - ‎5 hours ago‎
outback and beaches of North Queensland. Begin in the rolling landscapes and pristine rainforests of the Atherton Tablelands, before heading to the Mareeba Wetlands Reserve where you'll enjoy guided safaris and eco-cruises and finish the holiday in the ...

Great Barrier Reef: What lies beneath

New Zealand Herald - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
Our three-night live-aboard expedition to the famous Cod Hole and Ribbon Reef was definitely the best way to experience the far northern section of the Great Barrier Reef, an ecosystem of unsurpassed marine diversity and one of nature's most impressive ...

Check-in desk: Great Barrier Reef

New Zealand Herald - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef is one of the best ways to get up close and personal with this unique natural wonder, but if diving is not your thing, there are still plenty of other ways to explore it.
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Sonakshi Sinha EXPLORES the great barrier reef in a snorkelling trip!

Bollywood Life - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
Not just starfish, the actress also explored the Great Barrier Reef with turtles by her side! Adventurer Sonakshi strikes! Sona took some cute pictures and compiled them together and captioned the image saying, “Of the blue beyond and selfies with ...
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Get on your bike for kids in need

Bundaberg News Mail - ‎7 hours ago‎
Now in its third year, the new route for 2016 will see cyclists take in the beautiful East Coast of Australia, cycling from Sydney to the Great Barrier Reef, with participants able to take on the full 15 day ride, or choose their challenge with a range ...
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Greg Hunt named 'best minister in the world'

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
In 2015, the Great Barrier Reef avoided an "in danger" listing by the UN's world heritage body, although this came with a warning that Australia still had to do more to preserve the marine park.
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5 reasons Greg Hunt totally deserves to be "The World's Best Minister"

SBS - ‎9 hours ago‎
Queensland Carmichael coal mine's project involved building not only Australia's largest coal mine, but dredging the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world's most diverse and endangered marine ecosystems. Minister Hunt later said the approval was never ...

Sex on the reef: The incredible world of Queensland's spawning coral

Brisbane Times - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
"Pink snowstorms" that whirled around the Great Barrier Reef late last year have hopefully contributed to coral populations, as scientists "keep an eye" on the possibility for major coral bleaching over the next six weeks.

Chinese New Year celebrations boost Whitsundays tourism as February figures 'triple'

ABC Local - ‎5 hours ago‎
"We purchased 18,000 dumplings just to service one part of our business, which is catering to the boats that take people to the Great Barrier Reef. "I was talking to one of the aviation operators who was taking 300 people a day to the Great Barrier ...
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Sex on the reef

Brisbane Times - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Coral spawning on the Great Barrier Reef is "the biggest orgy in the world", where masses of eggs and sperm are released into the sea.

State Government allocates more than $5m to Smartcane BMP

Mackay Daily Mercury - ‎22 hours ago‎
Member for Mackay Julieanne Gilbert said the Queensland Government was committed to reducing nitrogen runoff by up to 80 per cent and reducing total suspended sediment runoff by up to 50 per cent in key Great Barrier Reef catchments by 2025.

Council hopefuls outline plan to make Cairns 'plastic bag-free'

The Cairns Post - ‎6 hours ago‎
“It fits consistently with our theme as developing Cairns as the city which cares about the Great Barrier Reef and its environment.

Mother Nature Created This Naturally Heart-Shaped Coral Reef

Town and Country Magazine (blog) - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Heart Reef, discovered in 1975 by Air Whitsunday's pilots, is a naturally heart-shaped coral reef in the Hardy Reef region of the Great Barrier Reef. Getty Images. Most Popular. The only way to see Heart Reef is by helicopter or seaplane, and visitors ...