Tag Archives: Australian Institute of Marine Science

Good news about coral reefs – they recovered from warming

Back in 1998, when we had the super El Niño, some of the warm water pooled east and west of Australia (seen in the 1998 image below) and damaged coral reefs there, setting off a cottage industry for noisy alarmy/worry … Continue reading

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Reef Alarmists Jump The Shark

by Walter Starck (with thanks to Dr. Bob Carter) The Great Barrier Reef is doomed again. A recent widely publicised scientific study reports the dramatic finding that it has lost half its coral in the last 27 years. Forty-eight precent … Continue reading

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The fishes and the coral live happily in the CO2 bubble plume

Guest post by David Archibald Willis Eschenbach’s post on lab work on coral response to elevated carbon dioxide levels, and The Reef Abides, leads to a large scale, natural experiment in Papua New Guinea. There are several places at the … Continue reading

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Coral bleaching on the GBR – no evidence of net decline

From Andrew Bolt at Australia’s Herald Sun below, some sharp evidence in a new paper that the “coral bleaching” scare of the Great Barrier Reef is unfounded and mostly made up. This study indicates that at the scale of the … Continue reading

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