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Moreton Bay: A Natural Wonder

Seen from Space, Moreton Bay shines like a jewel reflecting many shades of blue, a natural marine wonderland.  Aboriginal Australians of the ‘Land Sea Country’ call it “Quandamooka”. Many people from all walks of life celebrate Moreton Bay’s astonishing bio-diversity. Naturalists and scientists describe the bay as a transitional area where tropical, sub‐tropical and temperate […]

The state of the Great Barrier Reef: experts respond

James Whitmore and Michael Hopkin, The Conversation: Two landmark reports on the health of the Great Barrier Reef have outlined the pressure it is being put under by climate change and other environmental factors. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s five-yearly outlook report found that the reef’s overall health is poor, and getting worse. […]

Win-Win for Schools and Environment

Ocean Acidification Art Challenge Results 2013 The Ocean Acidification Art Challenge Prize Giving at the Atrium, Federation Square in the heart of Melbourne, Australia was full of colour and life on 12 August. The M.C. was Rob Gell, with The Hon. Martin Dixon, Minister for Education Victoria presenting the awards totalling $50,000 in school environmental […]

Dr Veron’s Coral Crisis presentation to Royal Society, London

Introduced by Sir David Attenborough, Dr. J.E.N ‘Charlie’ Veron gave a keynote presentation to a workshop of 35 leading marine and climate change scientists, hosted by Zoological Society of London and the Royal Society in London. Dr. Veron, the former Chief Scientist of the Australian Institute of Marine Science, is widely regarded as the world’s […]