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The Great Barrier Reef stars in Google Earth's Ocean
By ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies,
10:18 PM Wed 4 Feb 2009
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, its wonders and its battle for survival, are a star attraction of the world’s latest internet sensation, Ocean in Google Earth ...[more]
Bacterial pathogens and rising temperatures threaten Coral health
By Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,
1:23 PM Tue 27 Jan 2009
Coral reefs around the world are in serious trouble from pollution, over-fishing, climate change and more. The last thing they need is an infection. Just as a doctor can diagnose a child with chicken pox by the small, round bumps on her skin, you can tell a coral with yellow band disease (YBD) by its own characteristic markings. ...[more]
Need to protect unique marine ecosystems
By Environment Tasmania,
1:16 PM Tue 27 Jan 2009
The discovery of deep-sea coral reefs off Tasmania’s north-east coast has highlighted the urgent need for Australia to radically reduce carbon dioxide emissions and increase protection of our unique marine ecosystems. ...[more]
Scientific sub makes deep-sea discoveries off Tasmania
7:59 AM Tue 20 Jan 2009
A four-week expedition to explore the deep ocean south-west of Tasmania has revealed new species of animals and more evidence of impacts of increasing carbon dioxide on deep-sea corals. ...[more]
Health of the Great Barrier Reef - You are invited to help
By ARC Centre of Excellence Coral reef Studies,
9:54 PM Mon 19 Jan 2009
Tourists, holidaymakers, divers and tour operators have been invited to become ‘citizen scientists’ and help with a major health check-up for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Coral health has been a focus of a major investigation by coral scientists from the nation’s leading research institutions over the past seven years, with upsurges in white syndrome and black band reported. ...[more]
King tides – a glimpse of future sea level rise
9:15 PM Sun 11 Jan 2009
Beach-goers will get a glimpse of what our coastlines may look like in 50 years, when New South Wales and South East Queensland experience the highest daytime ‘king tides’ forecast for 2009. ...[more]
Scientists Probe Enigma of Coral Death
By Australian Centre of Excellence Coral Reef Studies, QLD ,
6:26 PM Wed 7 Jan 2009
With corals currently dying en masse in Indonesian waters and a significant risk of large scale coral bleaching deaths on Australian reefs in 2009, scientists are racing the clock to unravel the causes of these devastating global losses. ...[more]
What's the future of the Great Barrier Reef?
By Jeni Bone,
5:19 PM Sat 3 Jan 2009
Tourist attraction, livelihood for many, habitat for thousands of species and the source of massive revenue and state pride for Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef is facing the threat of annihilation, given a life expectancy of just 4 more decades, if new evidence is reliable. ...[more]
Proposed new definition of ‘Seawater’
8:15 AM Thu 1 Jan 2009
A proposed new definition of ‘seawater’ is drawing the attention of the world’s oceanographic community in a change that will advance the accuracy of climate science projections ...[more]
Teeming biodiversity discovered in extinct volcanoes off Tasmania
8:55 AM Sat 27 Dec 2008
The CSIRO’s Wealth from Oceans Flagship team has discovered hundreds of new marine species and dozens of undersea mountains, in a project to monitor the Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network off southern Tasmania. ...[more]
Southern Ocean resistant to changing winds
10:40 PM Wed 24 Dec 2008
The Southern Ocean slows the rate of greenhouse warming by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it in the ocean. Intensifying winds in the Southern Ocean have had little influence on the strength of the Southern Ocean circulation and therefore its ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. ...[more]
Ocean observations reap climate science rewards
3:53 PM Sat 20 Dec 2008
Long-term observations of the oceans around Australia are providing the nation’s climate scientists with significant benchmarks for seasonal forecasts and monitoring future climate change ...[more]
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