Whitsunday Conservation Council

Blogbook

Navigating stormy seas we aim to alert you to weather conditions (especially those involving the heating of our planet) and significant incidents especially those related to our local community.  We are very interested to hear your stories and ideas.  Please let us know by emailing editor@WhitsundayConservation.org.au and include your name, suburb and phone number.

Reef

Coral & Coal do Not Mix

Election Promises Will Destroy the Reef! You know that an election is drawing near when politicians start making promises that they can’t keep or, at best, shouldn’t

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Creature Feature

Life on a Sea Star

Comb sea stars, Astropecten sp., are common in our sandy inshore areas. Sea stars have no bones for their muscles to work against: instead they are pretty

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Climate Change

Common Sense & Climate Change

After reading the recent IPCC report, I felt of dismay, anger and a tiny bit of hope. The report made it very clear that the rate of

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Reef

Reef Listed in Danger

The recent UNESCO draft decision to list the Great Barrier Reef as “in danger” seems to have caused much shock and consternation amongst our politicians. Why? As

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Runoff

Death by Dirt

As I went for a walk in our beautiful Bicentennial Park the other day, I was extremely disappointed to see that both sides of the creek were

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Rubbish

Marine Debris

What Rubbish… Who would have thought marine debris could be so interesting? Or that one of our past serial offenders is none other than the Bureau of

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Reef

The Sea Turtle’s Struggle

Sea turtles have successfully cruised the world’s oceans for 65 million years, since the time of the dinosaurs. That’s why it’s hard to believe these animals could

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Runoff

Runoff Damages Environment & Tourism

The cumulative impact of repeated incidents like this is damaging our inshore environment, hampering inshore coral and seagrass recovery from TC Debbie and harming our tourism industry. 

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Reef

Anyone for Drupella

Drupella snail anyone? No I am not talking about a culinary delight but a persistent little pink critter, a tiny pink snail lurking on our reef, about

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