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The Reef Is Strong, So Stop The Scare Campaign
5, August 2022

Dr Peter Ridd

The Reef Is Strong, So Stop The Scare Campaign

The latest data on coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef, produced by the Australian Institute of Marine Science, should be a cause for celebration. Church bells should be ringing and children given a day off school. [...]

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Rebels to the Coral Reef Cause (Part 5)
8, July 2022

Dr Jennifer Marohasy

Rebels to the Coral Reef Cause (Part 5)

One of the participants on the IPA Reef Rebels’ tour said to me earlier this week, ‘But there is only one narrative, Jen’. It was during one of our wide-ranging dinner discussions about perspectives and politics and the Great Barrier Reef. [...]

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Rebels to the Coral Reef Cause (Part 4)
7, July 2022

Dr Jennifer Marohasy

Rebels to the Coral Reef Cause (Part 4)

It was so cold and rainy in Cairns on Tuesday, but it didn’t stop us getting on a cruise boat and going out to Moore Reef, which is part of the Great Barrier Reef. We went on the Sunlover day cruise with about 310 other paying customers. [...]

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Invitation To The Premiere Of Our New Film – A Coral Bleaching Tragedy
3, July 2022

Dr Jennifer Marohasy

Invitation To The Premiere Of Our New Film – A Coral Bleaching Tragedy

The Great Barrier Reef has been around in various forms for more than 600,000 years. It has survived fluctuating temperatures and sea levels as ice-ages have come and gone, and Australia has drifted northwards. But is the latest episode of coral bleaching something new and different? [...]

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Rebels to the Coral Reef Cause (Part 2)
2, July 2022

Dr Jennifer Marohasy

Rebels to the Coral Reef Cause (Part 2)

The late Bob Carter, geologist and marine scientist, was a maverick and a rebel and wrote that back in 2003 – in an article titled ‘Science is not Consensus’ published in the IPA Review – almost twenty years ago. [...]

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Rebels to the Coral Reef Cause (Part 1)
1, July 2022

Dr Jennifer Marohasy

Rebels to the Coral Reef Cause (Part 1)

Everybody claims to care about the Great Barrier Reef, but very few people take the time to actually visit it.  The reports of mass coral bleaching this past summer are mostly from aerial surveys flown at 150 metres altitude in aeroplanes and helicopters. I have repeatedly argued that you can’t see very much from that distance. [...]

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