The damage on the barrier reef is part of a global mass bleaching event that has hit corals hard in many places including Hawai, Fiji and New Caledonia. It is only the third global event in recorded history, with the other two occurring in 1998 and 2010.
by nicola jones In Hawaii this summer, as corals engage in their once-a-year courtship ritual of releasing sperm and eggs into the water by moonlight, Ruth Gates will oversee a unique mating: the coming together of “super-corals” in her lab…. Read More ›
University of Queensland research highlighting the devastating impact of marine rubbish on wildlife has taken out the 2015 Healthy Waterways Research Award at the weekend. The study, by researchers at UQ’s North Stradbroke Island Moreton Bay Research Station, sought to… Read More ›
New management is needed for the planet’s most important common resource Feb 22nd 2014 | From the print edition The Economist IN 1968 an American ecologist, Garrett Hardin, published an article entitled “The Tragedy of the Commons”. He argued… Read More ›
But if current trends continue, the unthinkable could happen: the Great Barrier Reef could die.
Editor’s note: The following is from a recent SLO Coast Journal Report for May 2013. Another article follows– “Endangered Coral Reefs.” Pollution-threatened Bays Need to be Marine Sanctuaries by Carol Georgi and Karl Kempton, Former Energy Planner for San Luis… Read More ›