SEAVIEW PHOTO MAPPING

SPACE LAB: ASTRONAUT PHOTOGRAPHY

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OCEAN LAB: GREAT BARRIER GRIEF

4 Corners report on iView here: http://www.abc.net.au/iview/?series=2303988#/view/851259 * including an extra video interview with Associate Prof Jon Brodie who details the study of coral in reading the Reef’s health.   Gladstone Harbour. The rectangle is the Eastern Banks spoil disposal area. The blue line is Great Barrier Reef Marine Park boundary. Red line is Great [...]

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AE BRAIN: DE-DISTANCING

“YOU GOTTA GET INTO IT IF YOU WANNA GET OUT OF IT Ecological culture is supposed to be soft and organic, old-fashioned and kitschy, while technoculture is hard, cool, and electronic. But there are suprising connections between the imminent ecological catastrophe and the emergence of virtual reality. The connections concern not content, but form, and [...]

OCEAN LAB: REVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVES – That’s the planet that we live on

“We must understand it.”

OCEAN LAB: ACID IN THE OCEAN/ COAL AND THE REEF

The Wandoan Coal Mine is an open-cut coal mine proposed to operate for 35 years west of the township of Wandoan, approximately 350 km northwest of Brisbane and 60 km south of Taroom in the Surat Basin, Queensland. The mine is part of the Wandoan Coal Project proposed by Xstrata Coal Queensland Pty Ltd and its joint [...]

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CORAL REEF SOAP OPERA (Laurel Neme)

Coral Reef Opera.                             According to this article by Laurel Neme, PhD, if you want new ideas for a soap opera, (see VOID LOVE) coral reefs are the place to look. Transgender clownfish, cross-dressing wrasse and polyamorous communities. Underwater utopias. “…Dive a [...]

CORALS HEAR THE WAY HOME (The Wildlife Radio)

                              Larval corals drifting in the plankton find their way to safe settlement spots on coral reefs in their first days as free-swimming larvae by listening to the noise of animals on the reef and actively moving toward it, an international [...]

PIRATES vs SCIENCE (The Independent)

Scientists ask for escort in Indian Ocean due to pirates – Asia, World – The Independent. Scientists are seeking the help of the Australian and US navies to repel Somali pirates who are threatening one of the world’s key climate monitoring programmes.

FISH LIKE NOISY NEIGHBOURS (Science Alert)

            Fish like noisy neighbours (Science Alert). .CLICKS .POPS .CHIRPS .SCRAPES Reef fish listen to ‘biological symphonies’ that indicate the type of habitats of different reefs and select the ones that best suit their requirements: Dr Steve Simpson of University of Bristol, UK: “It is much like wandering around a [...]