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A Scientific Legend becomes the first Patron for the Sapphire Coast, Australia - Global Aqua Link

A Scientific Legend becomes the first Patron for the Sapphire Coast, Australia - Global Aqua Link | great barrier reef marine park authority | Scoop.it
One of the three inaugural members of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, he also founded aquaculture and marine biodiscovery research at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) in Townsville.

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Australia's Great Barrier Reef: What we stand to lose

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                          GREAT BARRIER REEF IN PICTURES

                           June 19, 2013 Guardian Environment

-▶  As the UN pressures Australia to better protect the reef, here are some images of what's at stake, from a cruising manta ray to an effervescent ribbon eel... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2013/jun/19/great-barrier-reef-in-pictures

 

Guardian Environment, June 18, 2014

-▶  UN EXPRESSES ALARM ABOUT PROPOSED DUMPING IN GREAT BARRIER REEF Approval for dumping dredged material as part of Abbot Point coal development could place site on UNESCO list of shame

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/18/un-expresses-alarm-about-proposed-dumping-in-great-barrier-reef

 

 Grist, December 17, 2013
 -▶  IS THE COAL INDUSTRY ABOUT TO WRECK THE AUSTRALIAN GREAT BARRIER REEF? http://grist.org/news/is-the-coal-industry-about-to-wreck-the-great-barrier-reef/

 

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                  THE AUSTRALIAN GREAT BARRIER REEF IS DYING: 

                       50% GONE IN 27 YEARS -- AND IT'S MAN-MADE

                                             http://sco.lt/73Wo1x

 

Guardian Environment, March 27, 2014
-▶  GREAT BARRIER REEF: AUSTRALIA'S DECISION TO LIFT 3-MONTH PESTICIDE MORATORIUM: COULD SPELL DISASTER FOR 1,600-MILE REEF http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/mar/27/great-barrier-reef-australia-pesticides

 

 -▶  THE TERRIBLE PRICE OF INACTION: HALF OF GREAT BARRIER REEF LOST IN 27 YEARS http://sco.lt/8j7jtJ

 

 Guardian Environment, March 05, 2014

 -▶  GREAT BARRIER REEF DAMAGE 'IRREVERSIBLE' UNLESS RADICAL ACTION TAKEN. University of Queensland researcher says unless temperature rise is kept below 2C, reef will cease to be coral ecosystem. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/06/great-barrier-reef-damage-irreversible-unless-radical-action-taken

 

                                   THE END OF CORAL REEFS? 

            AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100

                                       http://sco.lt/8VOKzx

 

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Guardian Environment, June 05, 2014
-▶  GREAT BARRIER REEF AUTHORITY APPROVED DREDGE SPOIL DUMPING AS PART OF EXPANDING THE ABBOT POINT COALPORT..  The government body that protects the Great Barrier Reef has approved the dumping of more than 370,000 cubic metres of dredge spoil in the marine park. Decision displays 'astounding level of arrogance', conservation group says. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/05/great-barrier-reef-authority-approves-dredge-spoil-dumping-from-hay-point

 

BBC News, May 01, 2014
 -▶  UNESCO WARNS AUSTRALIA OVER GREAT BARRIER REEF DUMPING OF TOXIC DREDGED SEDIMENT http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27233810

 

 Science Insider, February 03, 2014
 -▶  AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF TO BECOME SLUDGE REPOSITORY - AND IT'S A UNESCO World Heritage Site http://news.sciencemag.org/environment/2014/02/great-barrier-reef-become-sludge-repository

 

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 BBC News, February 16, 2014

 ▶ KILLER STARFISH THREATEN GREAT BARRIER REEF: AND AGRICULTURAL FERTILIZER RUNOFF IS TO BLAME http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26183209

 

 Guardian Environment, March 28, 2014

 -▶ BIG BUSINESS TRUMPS ENVIRONMENT AND INDIGENOUS TREATIES: GREAT BARRIER REEF AND INDIGENOUS HERITAGE LAWS FACE 'ONE-STOP-SHOW THREAT http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/28/great-barrier-reef-indigenous-heritage-one-stop-shop-threat

 

August 8, 2013 Mirror Online

-▶  AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF: TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR NATURAL WONDER DUE TO MAN-MADE CRISIS http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/simon-reeve-great-barrier-reef-

 

Guardian Environment, December 15, 2013
 -▶  HAS A NATURAL WORLD WONDER JUST BEEN APPROVED FOR DESTRUCTION BY THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT? One of the natural wonders of the world is about to have 3 million cubic metres of seabed dumped on top of it.... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/southern-crossroads/2013/dec/15/great-barrier-reef-destruction-abbot-point-greg-hunt

 

The Guardian Environment, March 02, 2014

 ▶ GREAT BARRIER REEF AUTHORITY ARGUED AGAINST DREDGE DUMPING http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/02/great-barrier-reef-authority-argued-against-dredge-dumping-foi-reveals

 

Australian Broadcasting Corporation,January 31, 2014

 -▶  GREAT BARRIER REEF MARINE PARK TO BECOME DUMPING GROUND FOR COAL TERMINAL DREDGE SPOIL. Expansion of the coal port at Abbot Point will have detrimental effects on the Great Barrier Reef. Sediment from dredging can smother corals and seagrasses and expose them to poisons and elevated nutrients."http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-31/abbot-point-spoil-dredging-approved/5227774

 

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                                   BBC News, March 6, 2012
     UN TEAM EXAMINE MINING THREAT TO GREAT BARRIER REEF
                    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17277511

 

Raw Story, December 11, 2013

 -▶  COAL PORT PLAN WILL KILL AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/11/coal-port-plan-will-kill-the-great-barrier-reef-activists-say/

 

June 6, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶   AN INSIDE LOOK INTO WHAT A COAL TERMINAL'S REALLY LIKE: This is required reading — and viewing — for anyone worried about how export terminals handle coal... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/an-inside-look-into-what-a-coal-terminals-really-like/

 

                                   BEAUTIFUL PHOTO GALLERY
                                           A FRAGILE EMPIRE
                             AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF
From tiny coral polyps grew a marvel: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Could it all come crumbling down? http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/05/great-barrier-reef/doubilet-photography

 

Greenpeace Australia Pacific, February 02, 2014
-▶  ABBOT POINT DREDGING - WHO'S TO BLAME? Australians are rightly angry about the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s (GBRMPA) decision to approve the dumping of 3 million cubic metres of dredge spoil in the Reef Marine Park near Abbot Point in north Queensland. The Authority’s charter says ”our fundamental obligation is to protect the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the World Heritage Area.”
Yet they’ve given permission for coal companies to dump dredging waste inside the Marine Park, just 10km from the fringing reefs of Holbourne Island National Park and close to a sunken World War Two plane wreck.
 http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/news/climate/Abbot-Point-Dredging--Whos-really-to-blame/

 

August 15, 2013 The Guardian Environment
-▶  GREAT BARRIER REEF DREDGING COULD BE MORE DAMAGING THAN THOUGHT http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/15/dredging-report-queensland-barrier-reef

 

National Geographic, November 18, 2013

 -▶  AUSTRALIA AUTHORIZING DESTRUCTION OF GREAT BARRIER REEF http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/11/18/australia-authorizing-destruction-of-great-barrier-reef/

 

 TerraDaily, November 6, 2012
▶  AUSTRALIA REEF COLLAPSE BLAMED ON FARMING http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Australia_reef_collapse_blamed_on_farming_999.html

 

Guardian Environment, March 27, 2012
▶  GREAT BARRIER REEF SUFFERING FROM AUSTRALIA'S DECISION TO ALLOW PESTICIDE RUN-OFF. WWF says Australian government's lifting of three-month moratorium on diuron could spell disaster for 1,600-mile reef http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/mar/27/great-barrier-reef-australia-pesticides

 

Australian Broadcasting Corporation, November 29, 2012
▶  FEARS WEED KILLER DECISION A DEATH KNELL FOR REEF http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-29/fears-weed-killer-decision-a-death-knell-for-barrier-reef/4398228

 

August 5, 2013 Climate Progress

-▶  HOW THE CROCODILE HUNTER'S SON WOUND UP IN THE MIDDLE OF A BATTLE TO SAVE AUSTRALIA'S GREATEST LANDMARK http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/08/05/2319331/barrier-reef-crocodile-hunter/

 

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                                   THE BEAUTY WE  ARE LOSING

-▶  CORAL KINGDOM PICTURES - PHOTO GALLERY – National Geographic http://ow.ly/pxeiA


▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/4iAdaz

 

 -▶  OCEAN ACIDIFYING: Rapidly Rising CO2 in Atmosphere causing potential catastrophe http://sco.lt/8LsqbR

 

 ▶  MANGROVES, REEFS, FORESTS AND DUNES BEING OBLITERATED - DOUBLING COASTAL IMPACT AND SPECIES EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6tnLLF

 

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HOW THE CORAL REEF WILDLIFE TRADE IS DEGRADING CORAL REEFS

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2452598153/how-the-coral-reef-wildlife-trade-is-degrading-coral-reefs

 

Water World, October 29m 2013

-▶  NATURAL CORAL CHEMICALS PROTECT AGAINST WARMING OCEANS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Coral_chemicals_protect_against_warming_oceans_999.html

 

-▶  "CORAL REEFS: UNDERWATER PHARMACIES" http://sco.lt/733VaL

 

Mongabay, September 11, 2012
▶  CORAL REEFS IN CARIBBEAN ON LIFE SUPPORT http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0911-hance-caribbean-coral-decline.html

 

                                                        VIDEO:

-▶  OVERFISHING UNLEASHES A SCOURGE OF SEA URCHINS ON REEFS http://sco.lt/7j87mb

 

 

August 21, 2013 BBC News -

-▶  CAN WE RESTORE THE WORLD'S CORAL REEFS? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23773672

 

 

                                       CUTE ANIMATED VIDEO

         EXPLAINS UNIQUE BIOLOGY AND VALUE OF CORAL REEFS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2140037747/cute-animated-video-explains-unique-biology-and-value-of-coral-reefs

 

 

-▶  THE CORAL REEF CRISIS THREATENS NATURE'S ABILITY TO HELP US DEAL WITH CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/4mWKNl

 

World Wildlife Fund, October 20, 2013
-▶  SEA LEVEL RISE AND WARMER TEMPERATURES A BIG THREAT TO MARINE TURTLES ON GREAT BARRIER REEF ... http://power.panda.org/wildlife/turtle-sex-altered-with-temperature-changes/

 

 

 

 

 -▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/7dy5iL

 

 

 

 


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Improved Dredge Material Management for the Great Barrier Reef Region | Department of the Environment

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The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has developed an interpretive statement of findings and management implications of the technical reports for the Great Barrier Reef Strategic Assessment. It is available on GBRMPA’s website at www.gbrmpa.gov.au/have-your-say/download-reports/research-to-support-the-marine-strategic-assessment

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Anji Young's curator insight, July 6, 2014 9:39 AM

Various management reports etc

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Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority: Don't Allow Big Business to pollute the Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority: Don't Allow Big Business to pollute the Great Barrier Reef | great barrier reef marine park authority | Scoop.it
Minister Greg Hunt has just allowed a massive coal port to be built on Abbot Point. The construction of this port will involve dredging 3 million...

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Anger as Barrier Reef dredge dumping to go ahead | Eco News

Anger as Barrier Reef dredge dumping to go ahead | Eco News | great barrier reef marine park authority | Scoop.it
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) has approved a plan to dump dredge spoil from Queensland's Abbot Point coal terminal expansion in the Marine Park area. Fight for the Reef campaigners immediately ...

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SA Scuba Shack's curator insight, January 31, 2014 8:34 AM
What a disappointment!