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Coral Reef

US Navy ship removed from Philippines reef

The stern of the USS Guardian was lifted off the Tubbataha Reef after the 68-metre vessel was sliced into portions for easier removal, Philippine Coast Guard spokeswoman Lieutenant Greanata Jude said.

Sunday, 31 March, 2013, 7:25am

China's economic boom savaging coral reefs, study says

China’s economic boom has seen its coral reefs shrink by at least 80 per cent over the past 30 years, a joint Australian study found on Thursday, with researchers describing “grim” levels of damage and loss.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Sites for homes threaten sea life, biologist warns

More than a third of the sites proposed for reclamation to help solve Hong Kong's housing problems are home to valuable marine creatures or suspected to be ecologically sensitive, according to records kept by an experienced coral surveyor.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Float your boat

Infusing a home with a nautical spirit involves more than just sticking a ship's wheel on a wall, or using a navy and white colour palette. An interesting new design trend focuses on taking elements involving sea life and weaving them into an interior. The result is jaunty cushions, artwork inspired by nautical knots and glass works informed by marine plants.

1 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Chain reaction

Not every book needs a story and Julia Whitty's latest, The Fragile Edge: Diving and Other Adventures in the South Pacific, is a master class in what the filmmaker cum author describes as creative non-fiction.

If you're looking for a book cataloguing man's destructive impact on a part of our natural world that ends with a neat conclusion, then this is not for you.

8 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Jewels of the sea

Coral reefs might look like plants but they are made up of many tiny creatures. The Great Barrier Reef, in Australia, is the only living thing that can be seen from space

Unscramble these letters to find the names of creatures who life on the reef:

14 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

coral issue

For those devoted to luxury cosmetics, here's a chance to be beautiful inside and out. Chantecaille Beaute, founded in 1997 by Sylvie Chantecaille, specialises in fragrance-free cosmetics

with a high concentration of natural antioxidants. The New York-based company has recently released a limited-edition pressed powder compact designed by American jeweller Jay Strongwater.

20 May 2007 - 12:00am

500 poisonings trigger warning on reef fish

Bigger the catch, bigger the risk of illness, union boss warns

A new warning has gone out about coral reef fish after a study found that almost 500 people have suffered from fish poisoning in the past three years - most from a toxin commonly found in reef fish.

14 Mar 2007 - 12:00am


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21 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Regulations on reef fish to combat poisonings

The importation of coral-reef fish will be regulated under a government plan to combat the rising number of ciguatera poisonings, it was revealed yesterday.

In the first five months of the year, 105 people were poisoned in 33 cases, while last year a total of 65 cases affecting 247 people were reported and in 2003 just six cases affecting 27 individuals.

13 Jul 2005 - 12:00am