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most sea turtles now female in north great barrier reef




the vast majority of green sea turtles in the northern great barrier reef are now female because of warmer temperatures due to climate change, which influences their sex during incubation, researchers said monday.



most sea turtles now female in north great barrier reef




credit: cc0 public domainthe vast majority of green sea turtles in the northern great barrier reef are now female because of warmer temperatures due to climate change, which influences their sex during incubation, researchers said monday. the population of about 200,000 nesting females in the area a...



chemical cocktail found in barrier reef turtles




human medicines and household substances have been discovered in the blood of green turtles in australia's great barrier reef, researchers sayhuman medicines and household substances have been discovered in the blood of green turtles in australia's great barrier reef, researchers said friday, highli...



some great barrier reef turtle populations produce nothing but females




enlarge/ sea turtle.wikimedia commonsshare this storyhumans figure out whether to develop as males or females based on the presence of a single gene on the y chromosome. but that's just one of a dizzying number of ways that plants and animals determine their sex. a large group of reptiles, including...



chemical cocktail found in barrier reef turtles




human medicines and household substances have been discovered in the blood of green turtles in australia's great barrier reef, researchers said friday, highlighting the impact of man-made matter on marine life.



has climate change caused barrier reef’s green turtles to turn female?




warmer ocean temperatures are leading to the almost total feminisation of green turtle populations in the northern great barrier reef, with more than 99 per cent of eggs producing females.the rising ocean temperatures cause warmer incubation which leads to more female hatchlings being born, says a s...



scientists grow baby coral on barrier reef




scientists have stepped in as environmental matchmakers by breeding baby coral on the great barrier reef in a move that could have worldwide significance.coral eggs and sperm were collected from heron island's reef to produce more than a million larvae which were returned to the wild with 100 surviv...



$18 million for great barrier reef projects 'too late': scientist




the coalition government has announced $18 million for six projects to improve water quality and protect coastal habitats on the great barrier reef. the federal government announced $18 million in funding for six new projects to protect the great barrier reef on thursday, but a water quality expert ...



$18 million for great barrier reef projects 'too late': scientist




the coalition government has announced $18 million for six projects to improve water quality and protect coastal habitats on the great barrier reef. the federal government announced $18 million in funding for six new projects to protect the great barrier reef on thursday, but a water quality expert ...



the great barrier reef's safety net is becoming more complex but less effective




schematic of major changes to regime structure, context, and effectiveness over time. different types of change influence the structure and effectiveness of the regime in different ways. credit: pnasthe great barrier reef is under serious threat, as the coral-bleaching crisis continues to unfold. th...



scientists mobilize as bleaching resumes on great barrier reef




coral researchers are remobilising to conduct aerial and underwater surveys along the great barrier reef and elsewhere in australia as coral bleaching reappears for the second year in a row. the decision coincides with the release today of a study in the prestigious journal nature warning the reef's...



back-to-back bleaching covers two-thirds of the great barrier reef




unprecedented back-to-back annual coral bleaching events have affected two-thirds of the great barrier reef, with this year's event already leading to mortality of half the corals in some key tourist tracts, scientists say.record-breaking warm waters along the queensland coast has triggered widesp...



'coal or coral?': conservationists livid as report values reef at $56 billion




a new report says the great barrier reef is worth $56 billion, more than double the value of a new coal mine opponents say will help kill it. a new report has put the value of the great barrier reef at more than twice that of adani's new mega coal mine in queensland - a project opponents say will he...



great barrier reef a $42 billion asset 'too big to fail': study




the world heritage-listed reef is the largest living structure on earth and its economic and social value was calculated for the first time in the deloitte access economics report commissioned by the great barrier reef foundationaustralia's under-pressure great barrier reef is an asset worth aus$56 ...



eureka gong for uncovering a dirty secret blighting the great barrier reef




new techniques to identify and reduce the sources of sediment blanketing parts of the great barrier reef have landed andrew brooks and his team at griffith university's this year's eureka prize for environmental research.



australia's great barrier reef coral bleaching worsens




the coral bleaching situation in australia's great barrier reef has worsened due to widespread damages caused by warmer ocean temperatures, a media report said on friday. the first survey for 2017 was conducted on thursday by the great barrier reef marine park authority (gbrmpa), over the area betwe...



australia sees second year of barrier reef bleaching




prior to the record mass bleaching in 2016, the coral had a few years between episodes to recoveraustralia's great barrier reef is experiencing an unprecedented second straight year of mass coral bleaching, scientists said friday, warning many species would struggle to fully recover. the 2,300-kilom...



should it cost more to visit the 'priceless' great barrier reef?




the great barrier reef is one of the world's finest natural wonders. it's also extraordinarily cheap to visit – perhaps too cheap.



great barrier reef bleaching worse than first thought




the 2,300-kilometre (1,400-mile) world heritage-listed great barrier reef suffered its most severe bleaching on record last year due to warming sea temperatures during march and aprilcoral bleaching on australia's great barrier reef is worse than first thought and the impact will accelerate unless g...



ministers battle for credit as great barrier reef declared not 'in danger'




a war of words has erupted between the queensland and federal environment ministers over who has done more to keep the great barrier reef off unesco's 'in danger' list. state environment minister steven miles said josh frydenberg had taken credit for measures listed in the joint reef 2050 plan when ...



ministers battle for credit over great barrier reef's not 'in danger' status




a war of words has erupted between the queensland and federal environment ministers over who has done more to keep the great barrier reef off unesco's 'in danger' list. state environment minister steven miles said josh frydenberg had taken credit for measures listed in the joint reef 2050 plan when ...



only an end to global warming can save the great barrier reef




improvements to water quality or fishing controls don't prevent underwater heatwaves damaging coral, studies of mass bleaching events reveal the post only an end to global warming can save the great barrier reef appeared first on wired.



how does the great barrier reef get its nitrogen fix?




when captain james cook and the botanist sir joseph banks navigated australia's great barrier reef (gbr) in the 1770s they described blooms of "sea sawdust" we now know to be the cyanobacterium trichodesmium. similarly, in 2014, a uts led research voyage found the species in abundance, but with the ...



'perfect storm' led to 2016 great barrier reef bleaching




researchers from james cook university and the université catholique de louvain, louvain-la-neuve, belgium say unprecedented oceanographic conditions in 2016 produced the perfect storm of factors that lead to a mass coral bleaching.jcu's professor eric wolanski said even in very warm years with a s...



the secret blue waterhole that could help save the great barrier reef




marine biologist johnny gaskell and his team have made a significant discovery but he says its location is too important to give away. the great barrier reef revealed even more of its natural wonder when marine biologist johnny gaskell recently discovered a sapphire-blue waterhole thriving with colo...