Great Barrier Reef

New Rainbow Warrior

Rainbow Warrior 'Save the Reef' Australian Tour

Saturday 16 March - Friday 19 April, 2013
Get an inside look into the crew, features and workings of Greenpeace's new vessel, the New Rainbow Warrior, as it tours Australia to save the Great Barrier Reef.
Built entirely from scratch, and funded solely by donations from Greenpeace supporters, the New Rainbow Warrior is fitted with 50 metre high sails, a crane, and a helicopter landing pad. It also comes equipped with hi-tech broadcasting technology to relay the voyage to the rest of the world.
During it's six weeks in Australia, the New Rainbow Warrior will be stopping in at Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Airlie and Mackay, where free tours of the ship will be available.

Where: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Airlie and Mackay
When: Saturday 16 March - Friday 19 April
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Protecting our coral reefs with Callum Roberts

Monday, 18 March 2013

Wise words on our marine problems, and what we can do to help.

Diving volunteers - Earthwatch Australia

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

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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Floods could impact Great Barrier Reef

Monday, 10 January 2011

The recent Queensland floods could smother parts of the Great Barrier Reef with sediments, pesticides and fertilisers.

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