Tag: Great Barrier Reef
In what Uber is pitching as a world first, people in Queensland will be able to order a ride on a two-person submarine for A$1,500.
Although the Great Barrier Reef has narrowly escaped total destruction five times, it may not do so for a sixth.
According to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the money spent will go towards improving water quality, tackling predators, and expanding restoration efforts.
The Great Barrier Reef experienced coral bleaching events that killed off much of its coral in 2016 and 2017.
Prince Charles's proposed "blue economy" would promote the sustainable use of ocean resources to save the Great Barrier Reef.
The World Heritage-listed site, which attracts millions of tourists each year, is reeling from significant bouts of coral bleaching due to warming sea temperatures linked to climate change.
The coral-eating starfish are naturally occurring but have proliferated due to pollution and agricultural run-off
Those that are successful will retain intellectual property rights and will be able to try to commercialise their innovation.