Tag Archives: Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Sea Floor Collapsing, Could Cause Tsunami

The world did not end of on 12/21/12 as some had predicted. Nevertheless, there are still a few things to worry about. Last week, marine geologists from Australia’s James Cook University warned that a one cubic kilometer slab  of the sea … Continue reading

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Australia Plans Huge Marine Reserve in Coral Sea – Praise and Conflict

The government of Australia plans to establish the world’s largest marine reserve in the Coral Sea, covering an area more than one-and-a-half times the size of France. If approved, the Coral Sea reserve, would be approximately 989,842 sq km. While environmentalists have … Continue reading

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Bulk Carrier ID Integrity Adrift Off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef – Passes Over Shark Reef

Update: The first tug has reached the ID Integrity. As reported by vesseltracker.com: The commercial tug “PT Kotor” rendezvoused with the “ID Integrity” on May 20 at approximately 10:30am AEST. At 11:30am AMSA was advised that the tug had connected a towline … Continue reading

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Grounding of the Shen Neng 1 – the Aftermath

The collier Shen Neng 1 has been refloated and removed from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef where it grounded ten days ago.   In its wake it has left severe damage to the reef.  As reported by the BBC:  The Australian authorities have … Continue reading

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