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Scientists Urge To Protect Endangered Shellfish Reefs In Australia

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Scientists Urge To Protect Endangered Shellfish Reefs In Australia

Source: The Guardian/Calla Wahlquist - February 16, 2018

Marine scientists are lobbying the federal government to ensure protection for Australia’s most endangered – but least known – ocean ecosystem.

Shellfish reefs, formed by more…

Australian Blue Whale Population Offers Clues About The Future Of This Endangered Species

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Australian Blue Whale Population Offers Clues About The Future Of This Endangered Species

Source: Phys.org/Flinders University - February 2, 2018

Clues in the DNA of endangered blue whales – the largest living animal – has shown that Australia is home to one population that likely more…

Dear Lizzy, The Great Barrier Reef Wants To Live! Let Me Tell You How We Can Save It

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Dear Lizzy, The Great Barrier Reef Wants To Live! Let Me Tell You How We Can Save It

Source: The Guardian/David Ritter - January 2, 2018

Dear Lizzy,

Thank you so much for writing to me. It is really nice of you to have taken the time.

No Lizzy, the Great more…

Australian Study Finds Some Species of Clownfish Have No Personality

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Australian Study Finds Some Species of Clownfish Have No Personality

Source: The Guardian/Calla Wahlquist - December 25, 2017

Some species of clownfish have absolutely no personality, a study by Australian researchers has found.

Research by the University of Wollongong and Southern Cross University more…

Erosion From Deforestation Raises Concerns For Great Barrier Reef

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Erosion From Deforestation Raises Concerns For Great Barrier Reef

Source: The Guardian/Michael Slezak - November 20, 2017

A deforestation surge in Queensland, which the latest government data suggests is about to accelerate dramatically, is heavily concentrated in catchments for the Great Barrier Reef, further undermining more…

Scientists Explore Impact of the Worst Mass Coral Bleaching in History on Western Australia’s Reefs

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Scientists Explore Impact of the Worst Mass Coral Bleaching in History on Western Australia’s Reefs

Source: Science Daily/ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies - November 10, 2017

Researchers from The University of Western Australia (UWA), ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and Western Australian Marine Science Institution have examined the more…

1,200 Scientists Urge Australia to Rethink Management of Marine Parks

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1,200 Scientists Urge Australia to Rethink Management of Marine Parks

Source: The Conversation/Jessica Meeuwig - October 9, 2017

We, the undersigned scientists, are deeply concerned about the future of the Australian Marine Parks Network and the apparent abandoning of science-based policy by the Australian more…

Coral Loss on Palm Island Had Been Occurring Long Before Recent Great Barrier Reef Mass Bleaching

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Coral Loss on Palm Island Had Been Occurring Long Before Recent Great Barrier Reef Mass Bleaching

Source: Phys.org/University of Queensland - September 15, 2017

Extensive loss of branching corals and changes in coral community structure in Australia's Palm Islands region over the past century has been revealed in a more…

Scientists Find ‘Settlements’ of Octopuses in Australia, Suggesting These Animals Aren’t All Solitary Loners

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Scientists Find ‘Settlements’ of Octopuses in Australia, Suggesting These Animals Aren’t All Solitary Loners

Source: Phys.org/ University of Illinois at Chicago - September 13, 2017

Octopuses are usually solitary creatures, but a new site in the waters off the east coast of Australia is the home of up to 15 more…

Plan to Improve Water Quality on Great Barrier Reef Ignores Scientific Advice

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Plan to Improve Water Quality on Great Barrier Reef Ignores Scientific Advice

Source: The Guardian/Michael Slezak - September 1, 2017

Australia’s draft plan to improve water quality on the Great Barrier Reef has ignored official government scientific advice, which was published by the Queensland and federal governments more…