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2011-08-15 05:10:00

The Great Barrier Reef is being damaged by the use of agricultural pesticides, claims a new Australian government report.

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2011-01-05 12:24:55

An expert said Wednesday that Australia's spectacular Great Barrier Reef is under threat from massive floods swamping the country's northeast, which are pouring harmful debris and sediment into the sea.

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2010-07-16 06:25:00

Australian scientists have found strange prehistoric sea life several hundreds of feet below the Great Barrier Reef, during a first-of-its-kind mission to document species under threat from warming of the world’s oceans.

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2010-04-13 10:35:11

The Chinese coal carrier that ran aground and was stuck for nine days on the Great Barrier Reef has caused damage that could take decades to recover.

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2010-04-05 09:05:00

A Chinese coal carrier that has run aground in northeastern Australia has officials scrambling to prevent a major oil leak from pouring into the Great Barrier Reef.

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2010-02-22 07:37:54

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is showing an extraordinary range of benefits from the network of protected marine reserves introduced there five years ago.

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2009-09-02 10:50:00

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is in danger of being ruined by climate change and coastal development.

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2009-04-23 12:06:16

Scientists reported Thursday that a section of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef - in danger of being killed by global warming within mere decades - has regenerated itself in record time.

2009-01-12 17:03:32

Australian officials are seeking applicants to fill a dream job that includes swimming, sailing and living rent-free in a villa with a pool. Anthony Hayes, chief executive of Tourism Queensland, said the agency is searching for someone willing to spend six months on the tropical Hamilton Island while blogging and posting pictures and videos to draw tourists to the area, the BBC reported Monday. Hayes said the caretaker, who would be paid $103,000 for six months, would also be charged with...


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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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quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.