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Turtle handling a top priority for Indigenous rangers

Published 09/06/2015

The Yuku Baja Muliku rangers recently shared their turtle handling skills with local fisherman and marine park rangers in Cooktown.

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Early signs of coral recovery after cyclone Yasi

Published 05/06/2015

Reefs impacted by category five cyclone Yasi in 2011 are demonstrating their capacity to bounce back, with new research showing an average 4.4 per cent coral cover increase over two years.

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Marine debris weaved into work of art

Published 04/06/2015

Traditional weavers are joining forces with Townsville students to raise awareness of marine debris issues.

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World Heritage Committee draft decision: statement

Published 02/06/2015

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority strongly welcomes the World Heritage Committee’s draft decision to recommend that the Great Barrier Reef retains its world heritage listing.

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Shen Neng 1 grounding: statement

Published 27/05/2015

The Commonwealth is seeking damages from the owner of Shen Neng 1 for the cost of remediation of the Douglas shoal or, as an alternative, orders requiring remediation of the shoal by the ship’s owner.

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Gladstone video makers focus on marine debris

Published 12/05/2015

Aspiring video makers from the Gladstone region are invited to capture the issue of marine debris across the Reef through the lens of a video camera.

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Have a whale of a time on the water — remember to look out for those below

Published 11/05/2015

Extravagant tail-slapping displays and breathtaking breaches through the water are tell-tail signs of traffic on the mighty humpback highway.

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Reef Guardian Councils gather to support health of the Reef

Published 21/04/2015

Mayors and councillors from across Queensland are sharing knowledge and ideas on improving practices for the benefit of the Reef.

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Tackling marine debris in the aftermath of cyclone Marcia

Published 15/04/2015

Volunteers from Tangaroa Blue will hit the coast around Yeppoon over the next four days to clean-up marine debris in the area following cyclone Marcia.

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Making a splash! More mermaids join the holiday fun

Published 08/04/2015

It will be four times the fun these Easter holidays at Reef HQ, as the aquarium’s resident mermaid is joined by three other underwater beauties and their sparkling tails.

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Costly fine for green zone breach

Published 02/04/2015

A commercial reef line fisherman from Gladstone has been fined $12,000 after being convicted for a second time of fishing in a Great Barrier Reef Marine Park green zone.

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Illegal fishers caught in night patrols

Published 02/04/2015

Using the cover of darkness to fish illegally has failed to stop two Burdekin men from being caught and fined.

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Tips for enjoying the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park this Easter

Published 30/03/2015

Going fishing or camping in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park over Easter? Make sure you plan ahead by double checking where you can camp and fish.

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Stingray target training hits the mark

Published 27/03/2015

The memory and intelligence of stingrays is being put to the test as part of unique research into the animals’ learning behaviour — and so far, they’ve passed with flying colours.

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Expanding eyes on the Reef’s health

Published 26/03/2015

Cairns and Port Douglas tourism operators are heading to Moore Reef off Cairns tomorrow to brush up on monitoring the Great Barrier Reef.

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