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Fertiliser trial good for Great Barrier Reef

The Cairns Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
The researchers also found that most of the excess nitrogen from the Ravenshoe paddock was lost via leaching through the soil. The loss in surface run-off was negligible.
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The history and future of protecting the Great Barrier Reef

ABC Local - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The Great Barrier Reef is under considerable strain, with coral bleaching the latest in a number of environmental pressures having an impact.
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World Wildlife Fund buys Great Barrier Reef shark-fishing licence

Green Left Weekly - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
World Wildlife Fund Australia has bought a commercial shark fishing licence for $100,000 in a move to protect sharks in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and beyond. The Queensland Government allocates five licences that allow a 1.2 kilometre net to ...
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Combined energy and environment portfolio for Josh Frydenberg a 'huge blow' for Great Barrier Reef

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Greenpeace slammed Mr Frydenberg's appointment to replace Greg Hunt in the expanded portfolio as a blow to the Great Barrier Reef, while Climate Institute boss John Connor said the upcoming review of the government's climate and energy policy ...
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Time-bomb dingoes to kill feral goats on Great Barrier Reef island

The Sun Daily - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
SYDNEY: Dingoes, Australia's native wild dogs, are being released on an island in the Great Barrier Reef to hunt and kill 300 feral goats in a bid to save the endangered ecosystem, a media report said Saturday.
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Turtle Island marketed to Chinese investors - The Australian

The Australian - ‎12 hours ago‎
One of Queenslands few freehold islands has hit the market, potentially attracting Chinese investors hoping to tap into the Great Barrier Reefs tourism market.

Turtle Island up for sale for about $4 million

Domain News - ‎56 minutes ago‎
The home also has a a pontoon, parking for five cars and a wrap-around verandah with sweeping views of Port Curtis and other southern Great Barrier Reef islands. Turtle Island is one of only nine islands in Queensland under freehold title. “While it ...

Self-culling dingoes could be conservation model

The Australian - ‎12 hours ago‎
“There is a greater good here and the greater good is that we have an island that is disappearing right in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. “The goats are declared pests under state law, as are the dingoes. When you have a pristine ...

Reef fishers urged to plot a good course

PS News - ‎18 hours ago‎
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) is urging fishers to understand how marine park boundaries are displayed on their GPS chart plotters and to ensure they follow the zoning rules.

Call for tenders to help deliver Palaszczuk Government reef investment

My Sunshine Coast (press release) - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
The Queensland Government today took the first steps to deliver two major integrated projects that will reduce pollution run-off into the Great Barrier Reef, under a $33 million dollar investment over four years. Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles ...
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White whale Migaloo breaches off the Gold Coast Tuesday

Brisbane Times - ‎14 hours ago‎
Migaloo, one of the world's rare white humpback whales, will pass the Gold Coast on Tuesday on his way through to Hervey Bay, according to Sea World.

Dingo plan “only way” to stop goats

Townsville Bulletin - ‎12 hours ago‎
Cr Jayo is overseeing a plan that will see dingoes used as biological warfare weapons against an estimated 350 feral goats on Pelorus Island, a Great Barrier Reef wilderness in the Great Palm group. Animal welfare groups have slammed Hinchinbrook Shire ...

Qantas joins forces with Tourism and Events Queensland for new ...

Courier Mail - ‎15 hours ago‎
QUEENSLAND has struck a 10 million deal with Qantas to bring more international visitors to the Sunshine State.
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Consequences of Climate Change: Kelp! Australia's Underwater Forest Wiped Out by Marine Heatwave

Nature World News - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
After the massive coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef, another devastating occurrence happened in Australia; this time, in the underwater kelp forest of the Great Southern Reef.

Sea Lake

ABC Local - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
PIP COURTNEY, PRESENTER: Alongside the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru and Sydney Harbour, Australia has a new and somewhat unlikely must-see tourism hotspot.

FNQ businesses to profit from rapid rise of Chinese travellers

The Cairns Post - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
“Many Chinese visitors, especially independent travellers, want more than what used to be the standard package of one day on the Great Barrier Reef and one day in Kuranda,” he said. “We are seeing them stay at Palm Cove and Port Douglas and head ...

Celebrating 50 years

Australasian Bus and Coach (subscription) - ‎2 hours ago‎
Later tour coaches were purchased and many groups of New Zealand passengers were arriving to travel to the Great Barrier Reef and other parts of Australia with long hours of driving by Don Haidley and staff driver, Roy McKendrick. Their son, Cameron ...

Plea to leave 'good' reef fish

Townsville Bulletin - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
Mr Linton said the mass coral bleaching had occurred on the Great Barrier Reef due to above average ocean temperatures. But he said the reef could recover and bounce back - and that was where the plant-eating fish were vital.