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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…

Australian Teenager Experiences Rare Attack by Flesh-Eating Sea Creatures

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Australian Teenager Experiences Rare Attack by Flesh-Eating Sea Creatures

Source: National Geographic/Sarah Gibbens - August 10, 2017

When graphic images of a teenager's bloodied feet were published Monday morning in Australia, it sent shockwaves among the country's beachgoers. On social media, some more…

Scientists Will Venture to World’s ‘Sunken’ 8th Continent

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Scientists Will Venture to World’s ‘Sunken’ 8th Continent

Source: Live Science/Tia Ghose - July 20, 2017

Scientists will soon venture to the world's hidden eighth continent, the sunken land of Zealandia.

The lost continent, which is mostly submerged, with all of New more…

Earth’s Tropical Zone is Expanding, Which Could Spell Trouble for Australia

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Earth’s Tropical Zone is Expanding, Which Could Spell Trouble for Australia

Source: The Conversation/Steve Turton - June 29, 2017

The Tropics are defined as the area of Earth where the Sun is directly overhead at least once a year — the zone between the Tropics more…

‘Ocean Elders’ Call for Australia to Reject Adani Coal Mine, Which Would Have Devastating Impact on Great Barrier Reef

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‘Ocean Elders’ Call for Australia to Reject Adani Coal Mine, Which Would Have Devastating Impact on Great Barrier Reef

Source: The Guardian - June 22, 2017

A group of prominent oceanographers and global leaders headed has written to Malcolm Turnbull urging him to reject the proposed Adani Carmichael coalmine, which it says more…

China and Australia Partner in Tasmania to Open Ocean Research Center

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China and Australia Partner in Tasmania to Open Ocean Research Center

Source: Xinhua/An - May 24, 2017

China and Australia have partnered together to open a state of the art ocean research facility in Hobart in Australia's Tasmania state.

The Centre for more…

Leaking Offshore Oil Well in Australia Kept Secret for Months

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Leaking Offshore Oil Well in Australia Kept Secret for Months

Source: The Guardian/Michael Slezak - May 22, 2017

An offshore oil and gas well in Australia leaked oil continuously into the ocean for two months in 2016, releasing an estimated 10,500 litres. But more…

As South Australia’s Seas Cool Down, Cuttlefish Romance Heats Up

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As South Australia’s Seas Cool Down, Cuttlefish Romance Heats Up

Source: ABC/Annette Marner/Khama Reid - May 19, 2017

For a few months each year about 12km across a bay from steelmaker Arrium's port near Whyalla, lies an underwater natural spectacle.
Diver Tony Bramley more…