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Great Barrier Reef Is An Effective Wave Absorber: Study
2014-09-19 03:25:13

New research has found that the Great Barrier Reef, as a whole, is a remarkably effective wave absorber, despite large gaps between the reefs.

Scientists Working To Protect Australia's Great Barrier Reef
2014-07-03 14:37:23

Australian scientists are studying degraded reefs off the Northwest Australian coast as the country marks a decade since a massive rezoning of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Great Barrier Reef Could Be In Danger Due To Proposed Sediment Dump
2014-02-03 04:48:30

The Australian federal government has approved a proposal to dump three million cubic meters (106 million cubic feet) of sediment in the Great Barrier Reef, enraging conservationists who believe the move could threaten the world’s largest coral reef system.

Coral Reef Killer May Have A New Nemesis
2012-10-08 14:15:00

Researchers have come across a harmless protein mixture that can effectively destroy the crown of thorns starfish in as little as 24 hours.

Great Barrier Reef Erosion Raises Conservation Questions
2012-09-24 14:23:33

Australian researchers set out to study the effects of climate change and temperature dynamics around the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and its critical protected areas. They were able to record and analyze major changes around the reef within the past 25 years.

2012-05-03 09:11:50

Australia’s sea snakes may be more in danger of extinction than previously thought, marine scientists say.

Google Teaming Up With Scientific Survey To Show Off Great Barrier Reef
2012-02-23 14:10:01

Researchers have partnered with Google in an effort to allow anyone with Internet access to take a virtual tour of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

2012-02-23 13:22:28

More than 300 eminent scientists from 21 other countries around the world today urged the Australian Federal Government to create the world’s largest no-take marine reserve in the Coral Sea.

2011-12-26 07:29:19

Two eminent tropical marine scientists today urged Australians to get behind a plan by the Federal Government to transform nearly a million square kilometers of the Coral Sea into the world’s largest marine park.


Latest Coral Sea Reference Libraries

Short-spined Crown-of-thorns Starfish, Acanthaster brevispinus
2013-08-12 14:37:20

The short-spined crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster brevispinus) is a species of starfish that is classified within the Acanthasteridae family. This species has a large range that includes the Great Barrier Reef, the Philippines, and the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. Because these areas are so far away from one another, the full range of this starfish cannot be known, but it can be said that it resides in a tropical or subtropical environment. It was first discovered by W.K. Fisher, who...

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scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
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