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Great Barrier bleach

Great Barrier Reef coral

Sasha Parissis, ECU Reporter

April 5, 2018

It is the 2,300 kilometres of coral reef that makes Australia’s Great Barrier Reef the largest of its kind in the world. Home to 4,000 types of mollusc, 1,500 species of fish, and 400 types of coral; the ecosystem was selected as a World Heritage site in 1981. However, the reef has been deterior...

COMMENT: Coal or Coral?

COMMENT: Coal or Coral?

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

September 11, 2017

When people think of Australia, I guarantee you that one of the first things that comes to mind is the Great Barrier Reef. Now in its second year of serious coral bleaching, I would think our Government would be putting protective measures in place to keep us from losing an Australian icon. Instead,...

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