Hawaii bans sunscreens with chemicals that damage coral reefs, but Australia reluctant to follow

Hawaii bans sunscreens with chemicals that damage coral reefs, but Australia reluctant to follow

Posted May 04, 2018 20:08:03 Photo: There have been concerns for some time about the impact of chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate on coral reefs. (Flickr: Joe Shlabotnik (CC BY 2.0)) Related Story: It’s getting quieter on the Barrier Reef — and that’s bad news Related Story: Are you sun smart? …

Damaged coral reefs are going quiet and young fish can’t find their way home – Science News

Damaged coral reefs are going quiet and young fish can’t find their way home – Science News

Healthy coral reefs are alive with the pops, snaps and clicks of the invertebrate creatures that inhabit them. And many newly hatched fish species use these sounds to guide them towards new habitats. But now scientists have found reefs damaged by coral bleaching and cyclones are much quieter than intact …

Great Barrier Reef to get to $500m to tackle pollution and breed more resilient coral

Great Barrier Reef to get to $500m to tackle pollution and breed more resilient coral

Updated April 29, 2018 09:34:26 A $500 million package to help deal with the problems facing the Great Barrier Reef has been announced by the Federal Government. The funding, to be unveiled today, will go towards improving water quality, tackling the crown-of-thorns starfish, and expanding reef restoration. It will also …

Coral on the Great Barrier Reef was ‘cooked’ during 2016 marine heatwave, study finds

Coral on the Great Barrier Reef was ‘cooked’ during 2016 marine heatwave, study finds

Updated April 19, 2018 05:25:30 Photo: A researcher surveys damage on the Great Barrier Reef following the March 2016 mass coral-bleaching event. (ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies: Gergely Torda) Related Story: Severe coral bleaching hits two-thirds of Great Barrier Reef, aerial surveys show Related Story: New coral …