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Mar 25, 2017

The Independent

Huge coral bleaching event in South China Sea warns of global devastation triggered by climate change, suggests study
The Independent
Mass coral bleaching events are among the most conspicuous signs of the extent to which our oceans are warming. The latest alarming evidence indicates that reefs themselves can heat up substantially more than the waters surrounding them, adding to the ...
'Devastating' coral loss in South China Sea - scientistsBBC News
South China Sea coral reefs in hot waterThe Star Online
Hot Water in South China Sea Causes Mass Coral BleachingThe News Lens International (press release)

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Mar 24, 2017

Sixth Tone

Hot Water in South China Sea Causes Mass Coral Bleaching | Sixth ...
Sixth Tone
When researchers dove into the South China Sea to find out what one of the strongest El Niño effect on record was doing to the sea's reefs, they found that ...

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Mar 22, 2017

Gympie Times

Cyclone could form in Coral Sea
Yahoo7 News
A tropical low in the Coral Sea could develop into a cyclone over the weekend but it's too early to say if the Queensland coastline will be in its path, the Bureau of Meteorology says. Duty forecaster Dean Narramore says there is currently a tropic low ...
More rain to come as low forms over coral seaGympie Times
Coral Sea Tropical Cyclone likely to develop this weekendMy Sailing
Cyclone unlikely amid Coral Sea low pressure systemWhitsunday Times

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Mar 16, 2017

Tech Times

Cruise Ship Destroys Indonesian Coral Reef: How Sea Vessels Damage Marine Life And Ecosystems
Tech Times
Cruise ships may pose danger to the coral ecosystem if necessary preventive measures are not put into practice. Stricter regulations to protect coral reefs from human-induced destruction are needed now more than ever. ( Pixabay ). Advertisement. More ...
Cruise ship wrecks one of Indonesia's best coral reefs at Raja
Saving Raja Ampat waters with tourismJakarta Post
Anger over UK ship's damage to pristine reefBBC News

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Mar 14, 2017

Rising Sea Temperatures Could Kill 90% of Coral Reefs by 2050: Scientists
Insurance Journal
There were startling colors here just a year ago, a dazzling array of life beneath the waves. Now this Maldivian reef is dead, killed by the stress of rising ocean temperatures. What's left is a haunting expanse of gray, a scene repeated in reefs ...

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Mar 7, 2017

The Cairns Post

Coral Sea brews up a storm in Cairns
The Cairns Post
The Far North's newest brewery, Coral Sea, is just weeks away from taking its products to the market. Head brewer Morgan Hind said wheat beer had been “bubbling away” alongside several tropical recipes. “It looks like they'll be ready to put in kegs ...

Feb 23, 2017

DoonWire (blog)

Great Barrier Reef Coral Bleaching and High Sea Temperature Could Become a Customary Event by 2050
DoonWire (blog)
A new study carried out by researchers from the University of Melbourne suggests that the temperatures that caused distressing coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef last year will likely become a norm by 2050 unless steps are taken to cut ...

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Feb 11, 2017

Rob Machado, Mick Fanning, Kai Otton, and Mikala Jones Head to a 'Mystery Island'
Just to the east of Australia lies the Coral Sea, an area so full of beauty it's hard to believe. Islands and reefs dot the area, but only one of the islands is inhabited. Recently, Rob Machado, Mick Fanning, Kai Otton, and Mikala Jones ended up there ...

Feb 10, 2017

Carve Magazine (satire) (press release) (subscription) (blog)

#justpassingthru Coral Sea
Carve Magazine (satire) (press release) (subscription) (blog)
“It's not that often that you get to go on a trip with three amazing surfers to a place that all of us have never been. It's almost as if we were all taken back to being total groms again… flying in with our faces smashed up against the window looking ...

Feb 5, 2017


Back in the Day | February 1951 - Welcoming home the Coral Sea
Hundreds of wives, children and sweethearts of the crew of the USS Coral Sea braved the weather to welcome the ship home to the Norfolk Naval Base on February 1, 1961. prev. next. Hundreds of wives, children and sweethearts of the crew of the USS ...