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Coral Sea

Call to keep Coral Sea's sharks off dinner tables

The largest marine reserve in the world should be created in the Coral Sea off the coast of Australia to protect the area from illegal shark fishing for Asian markets, a conservation organisation said yesterday.

Tuesday, 18 September, 2007, 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain...all will be explained

What is special about the Tower of Pisa?

The structure in Pisa, Italy is famous for the settling of its foundation, causing it to lean 5.2 metres from the perpendicular. The bell tower was built in 1174 as the third and final structure of the city's cathedral complex. It was designed to stand 56 metres and was constructed in white marble.

21 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Seaside villas offer relaxed lifestyle

If pristine islands, white sandy beaches and coral reef playgrounds are your idea of paradise, a new development in Australia's far north should have loads of sun-filled appeal.

The development, Sunset Bay Villas, is situated on the water's edge at Eimeo near historical Mackay, midway between the gateways of Brisbane and Cairns. Both cities have international airports.

26 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Island in sun remains upmarket playground

Hayman Island has been Australia's leading upmarket sun-and-sea playground since the 1950s. Sir Reg Ansett, founder of Ansett Australia, leased it from the government to build a resort.

29 Sep 1996 - 12:00am