July 18, 2021 6:36 pm
The committee, which is meeting both virtually and in the Chinese city of Fuzhou for the next two weeks, will consider the draft decision on Friday.
June 22, 2021 12:38 pm
Australia has for years been battling to keep the Great Barrier Reef, a major tourist attraction that supports thousands of jobs, off the "in danger" list, a step that could potentially lead towards its eventual removal as a World Heritage Site.
April 08, 2020 3:26 pm
The Great Barrier Reef is made up of 2,900 separate reefs and 900 islands. It is unable to recover because there is not enough time between bleaching events.
March 27, 2020 10:43 am
Water that is warmer than normal stresses the corals that create a reef, causing them to lose color and even become white. Corals that experience minor or moderate bleaching usually recover, but those that are severely bleached often die.
March 07, 2020 2:20 pm
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which spreads across a length of over 2,300 km, is home to about 3,000 coral reefs, 600 continental islands, 1,625 type of fish, 133 varieties of shark and rays and 600 types of soft and hard corals.
September 07, 2018 3:31 pm
Stretching more than 1,430 miles along Queensland’s spectacular coastline, the Great Barrier Reef is the longest coral reef in the world and the first coral reef ecosystem to be awarded Unesco World Heritage Status.
March 22, 2018 1:01 pm
The five-seat, single-engine Eurocopter EC120 Colibri crashed 65 kilometers northeast of the Whitsunday Islands near a pontoon that has underwater viewing chambers to see coral and is a popular tourist destination.
September 18, 2017 8:43 pm
A rare species of giant marine snails could help protect Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef by attacking the crown-of-thorns starfish - one of the biggest natural threats to corals at the World Heritage Site, scientists said today.
June 09, 2016 6:44 pm
Airbnb has announced a new property that allows visitors to live in a floating apartment at one of the largest natural wonders on the planet, the Great Barrier Reef.
August 23, 2015 12:13 pm
An NIO expedition has unearthed rich, diverse marine life beneath Angria Bank off Maharashtra coast.