great barrier reef

Solar-Powered Boat to Protect the Great Barrier Reef

July 9, 2013 / No Comments

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the world heritage sites that carry a delicate eco system. The Great Barrier Reef area consists of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching over 2,600 kilometres (1,600 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi). In order to protect this area, authorities are now building a solar powered ...

Great Barrier Reef to Get Much-Needed Protection

November 29, 2011 / No Comments

The most sought after biodiverse spot in the universe is now getting a helping hand in its bid to survive. With the Australian government expressing keenness to protect it, the Great Barrier Reef is on the road to become the world’s largest marine reserve. The initiatives planned will make it a Coral Sea Commonwealth Marine Reserve, and will be protected ...

The Best Job in The World, Island Caretaker Needed

January 14, 2009 / 4 Comments

Have you ever thought what's the best job in the world? We've "conducted research" and can say for certain that you'll have to be an island caretaker. Tourism Queensland is looking for a person who's willing to look after Australia's Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef, the jewel in the crown of the Whitsunday Islands. The successful applicant will ...

Climate Change Bleaches Corals

October 29, 2008 / No Comments

Corals at the Great Barrier Reef are soaking up carbon dioxide at new levels say researchers. As a result, the corals may (operative word) be accelerating bleaching and some might (operative word) be destroyed by 2050. I say operative word because the actual effect is not known and the ultimate outcome is still very much everyone's best guess. Could, maybe, might, ...