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Great Barrier Reef Sun Shield Film Tested to Prevent Bleaching

Great Barrier Reef Sun Shield Film Tested to Prevent Bleaching | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
By blocking some of the sunlight hitting the reefs, conservationists hope to dial down the rapid decline of coral.
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Death by vinegar: new weapon against coral-eating starfish

Death by vinegar: new weapon against coral-eating starfish | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
Outbreaks of Crown-of-Thorns Starfish can be reduced using household vinegar, as the new control technique becomes available across the Great Barrier Reef.
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The state of the Great Barrier Reef in 2017

The state of the Great Barrier Reef in 2017 | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
All the major bleaching events, reports and debates surrounding Australia's most unique ecosystems this year.
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60 Minutes Australia: Great Barrier Grief (2017)

The Great Barrier Reef has always been Australia’s great treasure. It’s not just beautiful, it’s also bountiful, and worth billions of dollars in touris
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Billions of pieces of plastic on coral reefs send disease soaring, research reveals | Environment | The Guardian

Billions of pieces of plastic on coral reefs send disease soaring, research reveals | Environment | The Guardian | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
A major new study estimates 11 billion pieces of plastic contaminate vital reefs and result in infections: ‘It’s like getting gangrene,’ scientists warn
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How we found 112 'recovery reefs' dotted through the Great Barrier Reef

How we found 112 'recovery reefs' dotted through the Great Barrier Reef | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
A new study identifies dozens of individual reefs on the Great Barrier Reef that are especially important for coral larvae dispersal and which could help the entire ecosystem bounce back.
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Great Barrier Reef shows signs of recovery after coral bleaching

Great Barrier Reef shows signs of recovery after coral bleaching | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
Severely bleached parts of the Great Barrier Reef along Queensland's coast are starting to reproduce, research shows, raising hopes for the future of the iconic attraction.
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Millions spent on Great Barrier Reef projects against expert advice

Millions spent on Great Barrier Reef projects against expert advice | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
One $2.2m experiment involves giant fans to cool water down, despite government’s own advisers highlighting risks
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Great Barrier Reef will be dead by 2100, says David Attenborough's Blue Planet II

Great Barrier Reef will be dead by 2100, says David Attenborough's Blue Planet II | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
The Great Barrier Reef will be dead by 2100, David Attenborough's Blue Planet II has declared.
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The Great Barrier Reef has been valued at $56 billion. So what does this mean for its conservation?

The Great Barrier Reef has been valued at $56 billion. So what does this mean for its conservation? | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
Putting a price on the Great Barrier Reef seems impossible but Deloitte Access Economics have come to a final figure.
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Transplanting coral could be key to regenerating 'battered' Great Barrier Reef

Transplanting coral could be key to regenerating 'battered' Great Barrier Reef | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
There is fresh life on the Great Barrier Reef, where a team of scientists is regrowing coral from larvae to restore damage that may not recover naturally.
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What's Killing the Sea Otters

What's Killing the Sea Otters | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
Every week, five or six wash up on California's shores. A new law to protect them may not be enough
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Catalyst: Can We Save The Reef? - ABC TV Science

Catalyst: Can We Save The Reef? - ABC TV Science | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
Off Australias northeast coast lies a wonder of the world a living structure so big it can be seen from space more intricate and complex than any city and so diverse it hosts a third of all fish s
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Is there still time to save the Great Barrier Reef?

Is there still time to save the Great Barrier Reef? | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
Is the planet's worst environmental catastrophe already underway in the waters off the Queensland coast? Karen McGhee investigate.
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Great Barrier Reef: 'Godfather of Coral' urges Adani approval rethink following recent bleaching events - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Great Barrier Reef: 'Godfather of Coral' urges Adani approval rethink following recent bleaching events - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
The man known as the Godfather of Coral is calling on the Federal Government to revoke its environmental approval for Adani's $16-billion coal mine, arguing two bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef have happened since the decision was made.
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Coral reef bleaching 'the new normal' and a fatal threat to ecosystems | Environment | The Guardian

Coral reef bleaching 'the new normal' and a fatal threat to ecosystems | Environment | The Guardian | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
Study of 100 tropical reef locations finds time between bleaching events has shrunk and is too short for full recovery
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It's official: 2016's Great Barrier Reef bleaching was unlike anything that went before

It's official: 2016's Great Barrier Reef bleaching was unlike anything that went before | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
The 2016 bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef was the worst on record. Now a new analysis points the finger squarely at human-induced warming, and warns that the entire reef's future is at stake.
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Great Barrier Reef assessed in wake of Cyclone Debbie

Great Barrier Reef assessed in wake of Cyclone Debbie | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
The damage to the Great Barrier Reef by Cyclone Debbie is still being assessed, but researchers say the storm could be both a blessing and a curse for the reef.
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$60 million to save the Great Barrier Reef is a drop in the ocean, but we have to try

$60 million to save the Great Barrier Reef is a drop in the ocean, but we have to try | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
The federal government's new funding aims to spread the net wide in investigating possible ways to protect the Great Barrier Reef's corals. Winning this battle will require a wide range of weapons.
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New lab-bred super corals could help avert global reef wipeout

New lab-bred super corals could help avert global reef wipeout | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
Pioneering research on cross-species coral hybrids, inoculations with protective bacteria and even genetic engineering could provide a lifeline for the ‘rainforests of the oceans’
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Catalyst: Can We Save The Reef? - ABC TV Science

Catalyst: Can We Save The Reef? - ABC TV Science | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
Off Australias northeast coast lies a wonder of the world a living structure so big it can be seen from space more intricate and complex than any city and so diverse it hosts a third of all fish s
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Barrier Reef coral bleaching 'could cost $1b in lost tourism'

Barrier Reef coral bleaching 'could cost $1b in lost tourism' | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
Continued coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef could see international and domestic visitors to the region plummet by more than a million people a year, research by the Australia Institute warns.
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More coral bleaching feared for Great Barrier Reef in coming months

More coral bleaching feared for Great Barrier Reef in coming months | Ecosystems at Risk | Scoop.it
The next event, if it occurs, may not be as damaging as the previous two, but could ruin the chances of coral recovery
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Biodiversity - Vancouver Film School (VFS)

Visit http://www.vfs.com/blog/2010/08/13/international-year-of-biodiversity/ to find out more about this video and the International Year of Biodiversity
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