Great Barrier Reef – Outlook Report 2019

great barrier reef outlook 2019 report

Every five years, an Outlook Report that examines the Great Barrier Reef’s health, pressures, and likely future is published. The latest, the 2019 edition, is now available. It is very grim reading. If you have your finger on the pulse of the Great Barrier Reef then what it reveals will not be a surprise. The Great Barrier … Read more Great Barrier Reef – Outlook Report 2019

Study: #GreatBarrierReef at ‘unprecedented’ risk of collapse after major bleaching event

great barrier reef bleaching

I’ve previously written about the 2016 bleaching event at the great barrier reef back in 2016. The update is that a new paper has just been published in Nature that contains a scientific analysis of what happened. Entitled “Global warming transforms coral reef assemblages“, it explains … Our study bridges the gap between the theory … Read more Study: #GreatBarrierReef at ‘unprecedented’ risk of collapse after major bleaching event

2018 is the International Year of the Reef

international year of the reef

2018 has been designated the International Year of the reef. This is in fact the 3rd “International Year of the Reef”. The first was in 1997 in response to the increasing threats Coral Reefs then faced and was designed to increase awareness of that. It worked well because over 225 organisations spread across 50 nations … Read more 2018 is the International Year of the Reef

Great Barrier Reef can no longer be saved

The UK’s Independent reports the rather dire news that the Great Barrier Reef is in trouble due to climate change. Back in April I was writing about how vast back-to-back mass coral bleaching events had hit the Great Barrier Reef, and so what is motivating this posting is the fallout from that as various experts ponder over … Read more Great Barrier Reef can no longer be saved

Vast back-to-back mass coral bleaching hits Great Barrier Reef – #climate, @CoralCoE, @ProfTerryHughes

  The largest coral structure in the world, the Great Barrier Reef which is roughly about 1,400 miles long, is experiencing yet another major bleaching event. Recent major bleaching events have happened in 1998, a dramatic El Nino year, 2002, and also last year in 2016. Since 2016 was also an El Nino year, there was a suggestion … Read more Vast back-to-back mass coral bleaching hits Great Barrier Reef – #climate, @CoralCoE, @ProfTerryHughes