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Great Barrier Reef under threat from water runoff

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 13:50

A new study has revealed that land management practices need to be improved in order to prevent unnecessary sediment runoff which is affecting the Great Barrier Reef (GRB), media reported Wednesday.

Overfishing of sharks endangers reefs: Study

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 08:32

Scientists studying reefs off Australia said Thursday sharks play a fundamental role in the health of coral, and overfishing of them made reefs more vulnerable to global warming and weather disasters.

Oz scientists link Shark population to damage on coral reefs

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 14:34

Australian marine scientists have linked the declining Shark population to damage on coral reefs off the country`s north-west coast.

Australia`s Barrier Reef loses half of coral

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 02, 2012, 09:05

Australia`s Great Barrier Reef, the world`s largest coral reef system, has lost half of its coral cover in the past 27 years, a study revealed Monday.