Great Barrier Reef – Outlook Report 2019

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

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

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

2018 is the 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

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