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Wipe out kelp forest WA + GSR(Great Southern Reef)

(Kelp forest before (left) and after (right) the marine heatwave) …per report in journal Science, 5 years on from heatwave, these kelp forests show no signs of recovery. . ..Instead, fish, seaweed and invertebrate communities from these formerly temperate kelp forests are … Continue reading

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Mangroves die-off in Queensland’s Gulf Country and Limmen Bight ‘may be due to warmer oceans’

PHOTO: Mangroves along the coast of Karumba have turned a ghostly white. (Supplied: James Cook University) RELATED STORY: Next term of government will seal Great Barrier Reef’s fate, report warns RELATED STORY: Rising above: Darwin’s iconic mangroves fight sea level threat MAP: Karumba 4891 Warmer … Continue reading

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After record, mind-numbing coral bleaching, what would it take to “Save the Reef”?

Prof. Terry Hughes tweeted this photo (below) on 2 May 2016: “In 1998, global warming #bleached and killed this mature thicket of Acropora pulchra. Note the recovery since then.” Bleaching killed this mature thicket of Acropora pulchra. The bottom line: If severe … Continue reading

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Hunt v. QLD holidays

<Prof Will Steffen> “reviewed case study on Great Barrier Reef, focussing on increasing risks to tourism from climate change…report released Friday — mysteriously, Great Barrier Reef was cut completely…However, our community banded together to get the word out far and wide. … Continue reading

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Coral bleaching Christmas Atoll

Over the past two weeks, a team of researchers led by Julia Baum, a biologist at the University of Victoria and Kim Cobb, a climate scientist at Georgia Tech, has been stationed at Kiritimati, and via hundreds of dives they … Continue reading

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Great Barrier Reef bleaching event: what happens next?

Being at response level 3 basically means that the coral species that are normally most sensitive to bleaching, such as the colourful branching and table corals, have already moved from paling (and therefore some chance of recovery) to death…Furthermore, at … Continue reading

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