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Statement on coral bleaching surveys

Published 20/04/2016

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is co-ordinating and conducting in-water surveys across the Marine Park as part of its comprehensive response to mass coral bleaching.

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Forum puts the focus on coral bleaching

Published 15/04/2016

Industry and community representatives will receive an update on results from coral bleaching surveys at a forum hosted by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority in Townsville today.

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Rockhampton says no to marine debris

Published 15/04/2016

Rockhampton residents joined forces with the Rockhampton and marine debris experts to stop marine debris entering the Great Barrier Reef. 

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Yeppoon says no to marine debris

Published 13/04/2016

Yeppoon residents joined forces with the Livingstone Shire Council and marine debris experts to stop marine debris entering the Great Barrier Reef through local creeks and beaches.

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Gladstone says no to marine debris

Published 12/04/2016

Gladstone residents joined forces with the Gladstone Regional Council and marine debris experts to stop marine debris entering the Great Barrier Reef through local creeks and beaches.

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Signs of resilience in southern coral rebound

Published 07/04/2016

A near doubling of hard coral cover in the southern Great Barrier Reef over three years shows the ecosystem can recover from severe weather provided efforts are made to support its natural resilience, according to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

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Don't risk a fine this Easter break

Published 24/03/2016

Our compliance officers will be out in full force over the Easter break as patrols across the Marine Park ramp up to tackle illegal fishing and camping.

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Coral mortality rises in remote far north

Published 20/03/2016

While heavy rain and cloud cover have brought relief to much of the Great Barrier Reef from the ongoing global coral bleaching event, recent underwater surveys have detected substantial levels of coral mortality in the remote far north on inshore Cape York reefs.

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Reef coral bleaching intensifies in far north

Published 14/03/2016

Diver teams have detected highly variable but widespread coral bleaching across the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, with cloud cover and heavy rain in the central and southern regions providing some relief from the heat stress that has caused corals to bleach.

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Fishers asked to be on lookout for dugongs

Published 07/03/2016

Recreational and commercial fishers operating in the Burdekin area have been urged to take extra care to avoid dugongs.

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Low level coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef

Published 01/03/2016

A growing number of reports of coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef has prompted authorities and researchers to step up in-water field surveys and monitoring.

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Low level coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef

Published 01/03/2016

A growing number of reports of coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef has prompted authorities and researchers to step up in-water field surveys and monitoring.

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Traditional Owners helping to shape Marine Park management

Published 29/02/2016

Traditional Owners, marine managers, and government representatives held talks in Townsville recently to discuss important issues for the Great Barrier Reef and its Traditional custodians.

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Fishy business costs Mackay vessel master

Published 22/02/2016

A Mackay vessel master has been slapped with an $8500 fine after three of his unattached dories were caught fishing in a green zone in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

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Tips for navigating turtle traffic

Published 27/01/2016

The moment a marine turtle hatchling pokes its head out of its sandy nest the odds are against it, but beach goers can give these tiny creatures a better chance during their dash to the ocean.

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