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  1. Coral reefs

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Asia- part of the Indo- Pacific region- has about 32 per cent. The largest single reef is the Great Barrier Reef off Australia. It is 2,000 kilometres long. Types of reefs There are three main types of coral reefs: barrier reefs, fringing reefs and atolls. They all take many, many years to form. The Great Barrier Reef is about 20,000 years old. A fringing reef can take 10,000 years ...

  2. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australia affirms support for conservation of Great Barrier Reef

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Canberra tells Unesco it has made progress in adopting heritage committee’s advice Australia 'committed' to reef's protection Australia insisted yesterday that protecting the Great Barrier Reef was a top priority, but conservationists WWF said not enough had been done to prevent Unesco deeming it a world heritage site "in ...

  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Great Barrier Reef loses half its coral to storms, warming and starfish

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Barrier Reef loses half coral since 1985 Coral cover along Australia's Great Barrier Reef has shrunk by half since 1985 as storms, warmer seas and starfish ... of initial cover is of great concern, signifying habitat loss for the tens of thousands of species associated with tropical coral reefs," the researchers wrote. "The rate of decline has ...

  4. Collection to save Great Barrier Reef Oris

    Posted May 07th 2010, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... The Swiss watchmaker has unveiled its Great Barrier Reef collection and will pay 50 Swiss francs (HK$358) per watch to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) for its charity work ... strap. This model is of a limited production of 1,000 pieces. The case back features the AMCS's logo and the edition number. The Great Barrier Reef watch comes inside a special pouch ...

  5. How do you see yourself in 15 years?

    Posted May 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Libby Pei, 14 I see myself looking out into the cool waters off the Lizard Island Research Station at Australia's Great Barrier Reef. As a marine biologist studying the effects of our environment and pollution on the coral reefs of the world, I would be a hands-on scientist, diving with sharks, barracudas, turtles and dolphins to observe the marine life of coral reefs. At home, ...

  6. Call to keep Coral Sea's sharks off dinner tables

    Posted Sep 18th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... markets, a conservation organisation said yesterday. WWF Australia launched a campaign to declare the Coral Sea a vast marine park, linking it with the adjoining Great Barrier Reef Marine Park ... It called on the government to grant protection to 780,000 sq km of largely unspoilt tropical ocean, tripling the size of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Stretching from the outer boundary ...

  7. Settle into island life

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... new Great Barrier Reef Yacht Club and Peter Thompson-designed 18 hole golf course are all contributing factors. Houses begin at A$500,000 (HK$3.43 million) with an average price ...

  8. Whitsunday Islands

    Posted Jul 08th 2007, 12:00am by Christina Pfeiffer

    ... Christina Pfeiffer Swim, sail, snorkel or sip cocktails- the aquatic world is your oyster in these 74 pristine tropical havens protected by Queensland's Great Barrier Reef. 1. Coral reefs The Whitsunday Islands are home to an aquatic wonderland of colourful fish, clams and coral. Conditions are ideal for snorkelling because many of the coral platforms are close to shore ...

  9. Business - Commodities

    Australia gives go-ahead to Adani's A$16.5b coal project

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:26am by Reuters

    ... million tonnes a year, has sparked protests from green groups and marine tour operators worried about carbon pollution and export of the coal from a port near the Great Barrier Reef. Greenpeace ... of coal the mine will produce. A massive coal mine will do damage to the local environment BEN PEARSON, GREENPEACE "A massive coal mine that will damage the Great Barrier Reef and do damage ...

  10. Celebrated adventurers take a peek at the soul of the sea

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... of the sea. Viewers will be taken to Australia's Great Barrier Reef and the majestic islands of Tahiti to see some of the world's largest, most beautiful, yet endangered coral reefs. A coral ... Andy Cheng A new documentary reveals the beauty of the ocean and takes an in-depth look at endangered coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean. Coral Reef Adventure, lasting 46 minutes, features ...




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