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Could Cyclone Debbie stop the Great Barrier Reef bleaching?

Posted: 03/27/17

It is no secret the Great Barrier Reef has suffered greatly through the harsh Australia summer this year with the most significant bleaching event on record taking place right on our doorstep, but could Cyclone Debbie change that in the coming days? Fingers crossed!...

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Think you’re sick of the rain? Think of the fish

Posted: 03/22/17

Is the current climate of constant rain in NSW getting to you? Is that side ways rain getting under your umbrella? Well, spare a thought for the fish that perish because of large downpours.   This morning oyster farmers on the Macleay River and...

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Are you passionate about the environment?

Posted: 03/20/17

Are you passionate about sustainability and the environment? Do you watch documentaries and public speakers inspiring others to be good earth citizens and think you could do that too? Well here is your chance. Landcare Illawarra & Intrepid Landcare are looking for young people...

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#Sustainablefish of the week

Posted: 03/20/17

Every week we bring to you a #Sustainablefish of the week today we feature Zeus faber, or better known by its common name of John Dory. It is listed as Fully Fished by the Department of Primary Industries which means the current catches and...

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Amazing green marine species for your St Patrick’s day

Posted: 03/17/17

Happy St Patrick’s Day! In celebration we are featuring all things green the ocean has to offer. Costasiella Kuroshimae (above) The Sea sheep (Costasiella kuroshimae) is a sea slug that which can grow up to 5mm in length. What’s fascinating about the tiny ‘leaf...

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How Aussie fishermen are protecting sea birds

Posted: 03/16/17

It is easy to get caught up in the headlines of negative environmental press and feel like locking oneself in a dark room. Rarely do we hear about the small wins of locals that stand to make a positive and significant long term contribution...

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6 awesome programs tackling ocean plastics

Posted: 03/16/17

Ocean plastics are the grown up version of microplastics small plastic particles in the environment that are generally smaller than 1 mm (0.039 in) down to the micrometre range. This plague of epic proportions is not a giant pile of garbage that you might...

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The young future of sustainable fishing

Posted: 03/15/17

As the sun rises over the early morning silence of the Hawkesbury River and the clouds reflect off the perfectly still water, you might mistake this place as some sort of heaven. For young Paul Aquilina and his best mate Skipper it might as...

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5 Australian marine science trail blazers, who are women

Posted: 03/08/17

Today we have compiled a list of 5 amazing Australian based marine scientists who are female for #internationalwomensday. These women are dedicating their lives to better understanding our marine eco-systems and making the world a better place in the process, we salute you! 1....

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Clean Up Australia Day Success!

Posted: 03/07/17

On the banks of Kissing Point Park in Sydney school children and community members took to the habour side to keep Australia’s environment beautiful. The clean up area is a natural hot spot with mangroves and endangered salt marsh homing many species of birds...

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