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NASA in the Great Barrier Reef

Written by on September 21, 2016 in Coral Reefs, Technology
NASA in the Great Barrier Reef

NASA recently began a new mission in the Great Barrier Reef to “transform our understanding of Earth’s valuable and ecologically sensitive coral reefs.”

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What do fish, corals, and trees have in common?

Written by on March 30, 2016 in Coral Reefs, Fish, Marine Life
What do fish, corals, and trees have in common?

Aside from the fact that fish, corals, and trees can be aged in similar ways, new research shows they also respond to climate change in similar ways.

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Shark moms and teens love this Australian Bay

Written by on February 29, 2016 in Marine Life, Sharks
Shark moms and teens love this Australian Bay

“Adult female sharks are supposed to come in seasonally to give birth, and then leave. But these adult females seem to remain in these areas all year round, and give birth there.”

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Celebrating Recovery of Australian Humpbacks

Written by on August 6, 2015 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
Celebrating Recovery of Australian Humpbacks

The population increase of humpback whales in Australia is “among the highest documented worldwide.”

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A Beginner’s Guide to Sailing (Infographic)

Written by on April 17, 2015 in Other News
A Beginner’s Guide to Sailing (Infographic)

This infographic from East Fremantle Yacht Club (EFYC) gives an outline of what is involved in sailing from the perspective of a beginner.

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Watch Manta Rays Swim in the Great Barrier Reef

Written by on November 28, 2014 in Marine Life
Watch Manta Rays Swim in the Great Barrier Reef

Lady Elliot Island, located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, is a hotspot for marine megafauna and is home to up to 450 manta rays.

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When Shark Attacks Aren’t ‘Attacks’ At All

Written by on September 17, 2014 in Other News, Sharks
When Shark Attacks Aren’t ‘Attacks’ At All

A 2013 report on the way we describe shark attacks comes to mind after a few “attacks” that involved minimal human interaction made headlines.

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Dredging Leads to an Increase In Coral Disease

Written by on August 4, 2014 in Coral Reefs, Marine Life
Dredging Leads to an Increase In Coral Disease

A new study reveals for the first time that dredging activity near coral reefs can increase the frequency of diseases affecting corals.

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Hydropower: Great for Humans, Not So Great for Fish…Yet

Written by on April 17, 2014 in Fish, Technology
Hydropower: Great for Humans, Not So Great for Fish…Yet

An international research team is working to make hydropower safer for fish.

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Ocean Scientists Discuss Areas That Lack Climate Change Data

Written by on January 22, 2014 in Other News
Ocean Scientists Discuss Areas That Lack Climate Change Data

Today’s highlights include surfing dolphins, a lack of climate change data from developing countries, and questions about the albino dolphin driven into the cove.

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