Herpes Outbreak Among Australia’s Green Sea Turtles Likely Triggered by Pollution

Australian scientists in the midst of investigating a herpes outbreak among green sea turtles at the Great Barrier Reef say the blight—which causes abnormal growths on the skin, mouth, eyes, and internal organs—is likely due to pollution. Source: Herpes Outbreak Among Australia’s Green Sea Turtles Likely Triggered by Pollution

A Nightmare Is Unfolding in the Great Barrier Reef

If scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef is on your bucket list, you might want to book tickets soon. This week, marine biologists dropped some horribly depressing news: the Great Barrier Reef is dying. The world’s largest reef is in the midst of a widespread coral bleaching event, and scientists aren’t sure whether it […]

Profit Or Preservation?

It is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World and regarded as a global treasure, but experts have warned Australia’s already fragile Great Barrier Reef in under threat in what could be an environmental disaster with global implications. Australia’s new Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, who once famously said that climate change […]