Barrier Reef at greater risk than thought: study

Mar 26, 2016

Barrier Reef at greater risk than thought: study

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral bank, is at greater risk than previously thought of dissolving as climate change renders the oceans more acidic, researchers warned recently. A decline in aragonite — the mineral that corals use to build their skeletons — ...

Jan 5, 2016

Boy bitten by shark in Australia's Great Barrier Reef

An 11-year-old boy was mauled by a shark in the waters of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef on Tuesday, officials said, the second attack in the area in four days. The boy was “wading in knee-high water” on the edge of a beach on Heron ...

Take a walk on the wild side Down Under

Nov 21, 2015

Take a walk on the wild side Down Under

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It can be hard to hear an Australian accent while walking along the waterfront esplanade in the far northern city of Cairns on the Pacific. Tourists from across the globe flock to Cairns for easy access to the Great Barrier Reef and some of ...

Australia's Great Barrier Reef stays off U.N. danger list

Jul 2, 2015

Australia's Great Barrier Reef stays off U.N. danger list

Australia on Thursday hailed a United Nations decision to keep the Great Barrier Reef off its endangered list as “tremendous,” but activists warned more must be done to improve the marine park’s health. The world’s biggest coral reef ecosystem, which has had World Heritage ...