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Great Barrier Reef at Risk - 29 Jun 2015 - Sort by:
Great Barrier Reef at Risk - 29 Jun 2015
UNESCO World Heritage delegates recently snorkelled on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, thousands of coral reefs, which stretch over 2,000 km off the northeast coast. Surrounded by manta rays, dolphins and reef sharks, their mission was to check the health of the world's largest living ecosystem, which brings in billions of dollars a year in tourism. Some coral has been badly damaged and animal species, including dugong and large green turtles, are threatened. UNESCO will say on Wednesday whether it will place the reef on a list of endangered World Heritage sites, a move the Australian government...
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Sediment can be seen in the water as ships and boats... more
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HERVEY BAY, Australia
Sediment can be seen in the water as ships and boats sail past the coastal town of Hervey Bay, north of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia, June 9, 2015. UNESCO World Heritage delegates recently snorkelled on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, thousands of coral reefs, which stretch over 2,000 km off the northeast coast. REUTERS/David Gray
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Homes can be seen along a creek and inlet in the coastal... more
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Pilot John Peaker prepares to land on Lady Elliot Island... more
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An aerial view of Lady Elliot Island located north-east... more
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Tourists walk from a boat after diving in an area called... more
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Tourists prepare to board a boat to snorkel in an area... more
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A boat carrying tourists floats above an area called... more
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Tourists look through a glass window in the bottom... more
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Tourists snorkel near a turtle as it looks for food... more
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Peter Gash (L), owner and manager of the Lady Elliot... more
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Peter Gash, owner and manager of the Lady Elliot Island... more
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A tourist snorkels in an area called the 'Coral Gardens'... more
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Tourists stand in front of huts that form part of the... more
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Peter Gash, owner and manager of the Lady Elliot Island... more
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A tourist snorkels in the lagoon located on Lady Elliot... more
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Dried coral and shells lie on a beach on Lady Elliot... more
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Small bushes grow on a coral beach on Lady Elliot Island... more
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A reef shell lies on a beach as the sun sets on Lady... more
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The Milky Way is seen in the sky above a path and huts... more
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Storm clouds can be seen above a coal ship as it sails... more
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A ship is loaded with coal at the RG Tanna Coal Terminal... more
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A pile of processed metal sits near the Barney Point... more
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Port workers load a ship with coal at the RG Tanna... more
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