Tag Archives: Great Barrier Reef

Satellite Technology to Inform Coral Reef Monitoring System

Satellite technology is informing a global coral reef monitoring system and providing imagery that will help scientists understand the current health of the reef and better monitor its change over time. This fall, five pilot sites were developed in order to refine mapping methods, including Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia; Moorea, French Polynesia; Lighthouse Reef, Belize; West Hawaii Island,

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Research Examines Microplastics in Wild-Caught Fish Near Barrier Reef

Microplastics and other man-made fibers have been found in a popular fish species on the Great Barrier Reef. A recent research study is the first to report the presence of microdebris in wild-caught commercial fish in the World Heritage Area. Researchers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) in Townsville, found 115 items of man-made debris in the gastro-intestinal

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