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Seaweed Transplant Gives Bald Reef New Growth
2014-01-14 09:15:59

University of New South Wales Marine ecologists in Sydney have successfully restored a once thriving seaweed species, which vanished along a stretch of the city's coastline during the 1970s and 80s during high levels of sewage outfalls. A team of researchers from UNSW, the Sydney Institute of Marine Science and the NSW Department of Primary Industries has transplanted fertile specimens of the missing crayweed (Phyllospora comosa) onto two barren reef sites where it once grew abundantly....

Bondi Beach Closed Due To Algae Bloom
2012-11-27 19:59:28

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Tourists at Australia's Bondi Beach were surprised to see what looked like blood-soaked water heading their way this week. Bondi Beach is a popular tourists destination around Sydney Australia, but the area had to be closed after a huge algal bloom took over some of the area's waters. Ten News Sydney reported that despite the warnings, a number of beachgoers were still venturing into the water and swimming through the red...

2005-12-25 00:58:05

By Mark Bendeich SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police patrolled Sydney's beaches in buggies and on horses decorated with tinsel and reindeer antlers on Sunday, as fears of fresh racial violence dissolved into a quiet Christmas Day. On Cronulla beach, where gangs of white surfers and ethnic Lebanese clashed in alcohol-fuelled riots two weeks ago, families spread out across the sand and children ran into the sea -- all under the watchful eye of dozens of armed, uniformed police....

2005-12-18 06:02:03

By Jim Regan SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police seized petrol bombs, knives and iron bars around Sydney beaches on Sunday, along with mobile phones used to spread racist messages, in a huge security operation to prevent fresh inter-communal violence. Police put an extra 500 police on the beaches of Australia's biggest city, taking the total cordon to about 2,000. Officers patrolled on horseback and set up checkpoints around some of Sydney's favorite summer playgrounds, including...

2005-12-17 23:26:01

By Jim Regan SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police stepped up security around Sydney's beaches on Sunday, fearing fresh racial violence after officers manning road-blocks found knives in cars, and hate messages circulated by mobile phone. Police patrolled beaches on horseback and set up checkpoints around some of the city's favorite summer playgrounds, including Bondi Beach, where a peaceful holiday mood was edged by fears of fresh violence between whites and ethnic Lebanese. "I...

2005-12-17 20:49:40

By Jim Regan SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police stepped up security around Sydney's beaches on Sunday, fearing another eruption of racial violence after road-blocks found cars carrying knives, while hate messages circulated by mobile phone. Police patrolled beaches on horse-back and set up checkpoints around some of the city's favorite summer playgrounds, including Bondi Beach, where the holiday mood was infused by fears of fresh violence between whites and ethnic Lebanese. "I...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.