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Students become guardians of the Great Barrier Reef

Published 19/07/2011

Four schools in the Charters Towers region have pledged their support for the Great Barrier Reef.

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Students join forces to help protect the Great Barrier Reef

Published 19/07/2011

Parramatta State School will be doing their bit to help the Great Barrier Reef by joining the Reef Guardian School Program.

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Reef Guardian Farmers pilot kicks off in Cairns region

Published 19/07/2011

The Reef Guardian Farmers kicked off in the Cairns region with local cane growers signing on to the cane pilot program.

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Be whale aware while on the water

Published 19/07/2011

Reminding vessel operators to be whale aware while on the water - take care, watch out for whales and know the correct approach distances.

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Appealing for information on the death of two snub-fin dolphins in Townsville

Published 19/07/2011

Marine authorities are appealing to the community for information on the death of two Australian snub-fin dolphins.

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US turtle fans show their support

Published 19/07/2011

A school in New York recently came up with an original way to raise awareness and money for GBRMPA's Reef HQ Aquarium Turtle Hospital.

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Small school has big plans to protect the Reef

Published 19/07/2011

Millaroo State School may be a small school of 27 students but they have big plans when it comes to protecting the Great Barrier Reef.

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Good response to appeal for information on two dead snub-fin dolphins

Published 19/07/2011

Community members have come forth with a substantial amount of information about two Australian snub-fin dolphins found dead at Toolakea Beach.

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Kirwan State School students brush up on wetland care

Published 19/07/2011

Kirwan State School will learn how to care for wetlands that are important in protecting the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

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Get prepared, it's fishing time

Published 19/07/2011

Fishers are counting down to the June school holidays so they can cast a line in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and enjoy the beautiful winter weather.

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GBRMPA scoops international gong

Published 19/07/2011

Our commitment to a robust environmental impact assessment process has been internationally recognised.

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School holidays brings Reef Dreaming to Reef HQ Aquarium

Published 19/07/2011

Visitors to Reef HQ Aquarium have the chance to experience the aquarium through the eyes of a Traditional Owner.

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Necropsy training to solve dugong strandings mystery

Published 19/07/2011

An internationally-recognised marine expert will deliver specialist training today aimed at a providing answers for dugong strandings in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

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Efforts stepped up to protect dugong and green turtles

Published 19/07/2011

Stepping up our efforts to promote smart boating and fishing practices to protect dugong and green turtles, as record numbers of deaths are predicted.

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Keeping an age old ritual alive

Published 19/07/2011

The moment a marine turtle hatchling pokes its nose out of its sandy nest the odds are against it.  But with a little help from beach goers, these hatchlings could have a better chance at their mad dash to the ocean. With marine turtle hatching season upon us, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) is urging residents and visitors to be careful around nesting beaches

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