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Marlin Marina,
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Both rising ocean temperatures and ocean acidification pose serious long-term threats to coral reefs, but findings recently published in the prestigio...

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Forming a unique part of the animal kingdom, corals have built the only living entity visible from space; the Great Barrier Reef. Scientists from the ...

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Reef Briefs

Rising Sea Temperatures

Both rising ocean temperatures and ocean acidification pose serious long-term threats to coral reefs, but findings recently published in the prestigious scientific journal, Science, have helped clarify the relative impact of these two threats to date.

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Corals Secret Life

Forming a unique part of the animal kingdom, corals have built the only living entity visible from space; the Great Barrier Reef. Scientists from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) have recently discovered a previously unknown reproductive strategy in corals, adding another dimension to our understanding of their complex life cycles.

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 Idioms: The strange terms we use (in a Nautical sense!)

She’s pulling my leg. It’s raining cats and dogs. The early bird gets the worm. These are all phrases many people use in their daily lives without giving much thought. These casual phrases actually have a name: Idioms. An idiom is a phrase or a fixed expression that has a figurative, or sometimes literal, meaning; usually the two meanings have nothing to do with each other. Telling someone you have “butterflies in your stomach” means you’re nervous or anxious—no one really thinks you have insects in your stomach. So, just for a bit of fun, we’ve researched some nautically-themed idioms and done our best to find out the origin and meaning behind these everyday phrases.

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Humans and Sharks: An Interesting History

It is quite possibly the most frequently asked question by visitors traveling out to the Great Barrier Reef: “Am I going to see a shark?” This question is asked a couple of different ways. Some people pose this question wide eyed with anxiety and their voices faltering; others, with an excited heartbeat and a hopeful tone. Sharks have a special, mythical place in the human psyche.

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Barracudas are not nasty
Many snorkelers and divers are wary of swimming with barracuda, especially larger species such as the Great Barracuda; their sheer size, as well as reputation for having an aggressive temperament, often make swimmers reluctant to enter the water. But with almost 30 species of described, these large fish are greatly misunderstood, so let’s examine some of the myths surrounding the larger species of barracuda.

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Shark-based tourism is a global phenomenon

Shark-based tourism is a global phenomenon

The Effects Of Qualified Recreational Scuba Divers On Coral Reefs.

A study on the behaviour of SCUBA divers was carried out to determine the effects of divers on corals and to examine if the topography of coral reef dive sites influences the type and amount of damage caused by divers.

Social Economic Values of Key Marine Species
Understanding the social and economic values of key marine species in the Great Barrier Reef

Influence Of Zoning On Fish Communities Of Shoals And Reef Bases
How much is a Shark or other common big fish species really worth to the GBR tourist industry.