Tagged: Australia

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New robot to destroy crown-of-thorns starfish

The Australian Queensland University of Technology has developed the world’s first robot designed to find and control the Great Barrier Reef’s crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS), which are responsible for an estimated 40 percent of the reefs decline...

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Ninth dolphin death prompts trawler ban

Australian factory fishing trawlers are now banned from working in a small ocean zone off the New South Wales/Victoria coast after a ship caught and killed yet another dolphin in its net in June....

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UNESCO’s Great Barrier Reef decision

The Great Barrier Reef has been under much discussion recently, after a report from UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) identified substantial risks to the world’s largest coral reef system, mainly due...

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