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Marine protected areas
Australia will create the world’s largest marine reserve in the Coral Sea.
Join the Recovery of the Reef team together with the Australian Institute of Marine Science to assess the growing prevalence of coral disease on this landmark site. Working across a variety of dive sites you will conduct underwater surveys tagging and photographing diseased areas, which will then be monitored over time to assess the condition of the coral. In the aquarium you will set up and conduct experiments that measure light, temperature, pH and nutrients of the water.
Location: Orpheus Island, Great Barrier Reef, Qld.
When: 2 – 19 March, or 30 August, 2012.
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The proposed Coral Sea Commonwealth Marine Reserve was released today, and it could become the biggest marine reserve in the world. But is it good enough?
Ancient jungles host rare animals, headhunting remnants and grassroots conservation programs on tropical Tetepare Island, a true lost world of the South Pacific.
The International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) was established by scientists with the aim of saving the Earth and all life on it.
Protect our Coral Sea Ambassador actress Isabel Lucas and her musician boyfriend Angus Stone have created this short video called Coral Sea Love. Julia Stone’s beautiful new song In the City of Lights features on the video.
Angus Stone and Isabel Lucas believe:
Guest-blogger Kate Kilgour explains shark nets, and why we really don’t need them.