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Oceans continue to warm

When discussing global warming, the public eye is mostly directed to global average surface air temperatures, but that’s just one slice of the climate pie. If you haven’t noticed, the ocean is awfully big, and it holds a great deal more … Continue reading

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Coral reefs: The ocean’s larder

Found throughout the shallow waters of the tropics, reefs help to sustain marine life and millions of the world’s poorest people. Coral reefs are amongst the most productive areas of the ocean. Each coral contains microscopic algae within its tissue … Continue reading

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What is the ocean acidification?

Carbon dioxide has been emitted into the atmosphere at ever increasing levels since the Industrial Revolution. The ocean absorbs about one-quarter of the carbon dioxide added to the atmosphere by human activities. The absorption of carbon dioxide by the ocean triggers a … Continue reading

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The Great Barrier Reef

A world heritage listed, natural inspiration. One of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts, the Great Barrier Reef is blessed with the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef. The reef contains an abundance of marine life and comprises of … Continue reading

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